Insects for Nutrition and Health: Development and Evaluation of Insect-based Complementary Foods for Children in Kenya

15 March 2023 → 14 January 2024
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Biochemistry and metabolism not elsewhere classified
    • Microbiology not elsewhere classified
  • Social sciences
    • Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth not elsewhere classified
    • Consumer behaviour
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other product development not elsewhere classified
product development bio-accessibility Insects food safety nutrition consumer acceptance Kenia
Project description
In Kenya, malnutrition puts children at increased risk of morbidity and mortality. While agricultural   biodiversity includes under-exploited species that may contribute to food and nutrition security, and health, edible insects are still neglected and undervalued. This study examines the potential of complementary foods from fifteen local edible-insects from a marketing and analytical perspective.