When you think of the world's immense biodiversity, it's surprising people eat such a small variety of foods – a few grains, a few animal species. One of the main sources of protein in the animal kingdom remains largely uncultivated: insects. Farming them in an organized way presents an opportunity to make a dent in hunger and climate change while creating jobs.
Dorte Verner, lead agriculture economist in the food and agriculture global practice, joins show host Jason Fields to discuss a new report on the subject: ‘Insect and Hydroponic Farming in Africa: The New Circular Food Economy’.
Host: Jason Fields, communications consultant, World Bank
Guest: Dorte Verner, lead agriculture economist in the food and agriculture global practice
Report Authors and Contributors: Dorte Verner, Nanna Roos, Afton Halloran, Glenn Surabian, Edinaldo Tebaldi, Maximillian Ashwill, Saleema Vellani, and Yasuo Konishi