GREEiNSECT > Project Partners
GREEiNSECT is a global consortium bringing together universities, private sector and international organizations. The research groups in Kenya and Denmark are supported by strong international partners.
- Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST): Mandated to conduct research to improve livelihoods through sustainable utilization of natural resources.
Contact person: Dr. Monica Ayieko
- Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT): Partner in the WinFood project with the responsibility for development of ‘baby food’ with termites. J. Kinyuru will conduct nutrient compositing analysis of insect products.
Contact person: Dr. John Kinyuru
- International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe): Knowledge organization for harmful and useful arthropods in the tropics. Mass rearing facilities and pathology laboratory available.
Contact person: Dr. Sunday Ekesi
- Inst. Food and Resource Economics (FOI): Expertise in life cycle analyses and climate economics.
Contact persons: Dr. Henrik. Saxe and Dr. Søren Bøye Olsen.
- Dep. Plant and Environmental Science: expertise in insect pathology and entomology (PLEN):
Contact persons: Dr Jørgen Eilenberg and Dr. Annette Bruun Jensen will support research at Icipe (WP2).
- Dep. Nutrition, Exercise and Sports: Section on Paediatric and International Nutrition (NEXS): Extensive experience in research in food production, nutrition and health in developing countries.
Contact person: Dr. Nanna Roos, project coordinator and Principle Investigator (PI).
- Insects for Food and Feed Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - Rome: will provide technical expertise and support; knowledge sharing from Technical Cooperation Programme on insects as food in SE Asia; support in international communication.
Contact person: Mr. Paul Vantomme
- Khon Kaen University (KKU) - Thailand: Regional lead in research and curriculum in edible insects and regional dissemination of cricket farming technology. Yupa Hanboonsong to support technological adaption in Kenya. Contact person: Dr. Yupa Hanboosong
- Enviroflight - USA: Private enterprise founded by Glen Courtright developing technologies for mass insect harvesting for animal feed. Enviroflight will provide access to their facilities for demonstration and support supervision for a Kenyan PhD.
Contact person: Mr. Glen Courtwright
- Agriprotein - South Africa: Private enterprise innovating bioconversion processes using insects to convert organic waste to protein (larvae). Innovation in mass rearing systems. Founder David Drew to support public-private partnerships through research collaboration at human waste conversion plant in slums of Nairobi.
Contac person: Mr. David Drew
- Department of Fisheries Post-Harvest Technologies and Quality Control, Ministry of Agr., Fish., and Forestry, Cambodia (DFPTQ): DFPTQ has partnered with the FFU funded WinFood project and developed ‘baby food’ with tarantulas. C Chamnan is the national representative to the CODEX Alimentarius. DFPTQ will lead data collection for preparation of standards for insect trade.
Contact person: Dr. Choumn Chamnan