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Video November 23, 2020

Locust for Food and Feed (Part I)

The consumption of insects has been practiced in many communities and cultures across the globe for thousands of years. There are more than 2100 edible insect species collected in the wild and today between 1 and 2 million people consume insects. While consumption of insects is not new, what is really new is the farming of new species for consumption. Given the strong nutritional, economic, and environmental benefits of rearing insects for food and feed, join World Bank Lead Economist Dorte Verner and Dr. Chrysantus Tanga from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) as they discuss the benefits of insect-based agriculture as sustainable sources of protein and other nutrients and value chain development.