27 January 2017

GREEiNSECT PhD student in RUFORUM Africa

This news is redirected by The Secretariat for Development Cooperation at SCIENCE from Department of Nutrition, Execise and Sports

GREEiNSECT PhD student Carolyne Kipkoech tells RUFORUM about her work in the GREEiNSECT project and the experience she have made working with crickets and the public. Read the full article in RUFORUM.

"With the increasing global population, one of the strategies to improve food and nutrition security is to diversify diets using available food sources. We actually have plenty of food around us, but we do not exploit it. I look forward to the day when crickets will be widely accepted across cultures in Africa and world over as part of the daily diet so that more people will get access to quality cheap protein."

Carolyne Kipkoech, PhD student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, who was merited a scholarship under the Danish Agency for International Development through GREENiNSECT. Her inspiration to investigate this topic was derived from the fact that house crickets are a highly valuable yet neglected source of proteins, even though they are common across the African continent.