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.
- Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO): Expertise in life cycle analyses and climate economics.
Contact persons: 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.
GREEiNSECT has in the last years build a strong network in Denmark and abroad with universities and other research institutions to strengthen research, knowledge sharing and capacity building around insects for food and feed.
GREEiNSECT members are advising and collaborating with the following networks and projects:
A multidisciplinary group of scientists and innovators from institutions based in Denmark. Engaged in research and innovation in the various areas related to the use of insects as food and feed. INFOFEE contributes to communicate between academia and the public through media coverage on the status of insects for food and feed research and innovation. Visit INFOOFEE website
Nordic Food Lab is a non-profit, open-source organisation that investigates food diversity and deliciousness. Established in 2008, it combines scientific and humanistic approaches with culinary techniques from around the world to explore the edible potential of the Nordic region – the flavours that say something about us and imbue the foods we eat with a connection to this place and this time. We work to broaden our taste, generating and adapting practical ideas and methods for those who make food and those who enjoy eating.
GREEiNSECT has collaborated with Nordic Food Lab on scientific papers about insects as food and feed and Nordic Food Lab has presented their philosophy and work on the deliciousness of insects to GREEiNSECT partners.
Established in 2016 by a World Bank grant, GREEiNSECT is collaborating with the Center of Excellence in Sustainbale Use of Insects as Food and Feeds (INSEFOODS) hosted at our long time partner Jaramogi Odinga Oginga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) in Bondo, Kenya. Visit the INSEFOODS Center website
In order to strengethen parternship in the Nordic region, GREEiNSECT is also partner in the NICE network working on a number of activities related to research and development of insect farming and value chains are advancing locally in several research organisations and private enterprises in the Nordic region. NICE will disseminate the advancements in this field and create a platform where researchers from various disciplines and industry partners can meet, discuss ideas and initiate new projects.
GREEiNSECT partners are involved in the Danish cross-sectoral project inVALUABLE, which is led by the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) in Århus, Denmark. The project has been granted 19 Million Danish Kroner from the Danish Innnovation Fund (Innovationsfonden) and has a total budget of 28 Million Danish Kroner. The aim is to establish industrial insect production in Denmark, with a focus on mealworms utilizing food and brewery waste. Visit the inVALUABLE information site