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Mak Launches East African Sustainable Grasshopper and Cricket Production Project

Minister of State for Agriculture-Hon. Christopher Kibazanga (3rd R) shakes hands with Dr. Dorothy Nakimbugwe (2nd L) as Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (2nd R), Prof. Archileo Kaaya and other officials witness during the INSBIZ Project Launch, 5th April 2018, SFTNB, CAES, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University in collaboration with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecologogy (icipe) on 5th April 2018 launched the INSBIZ project (INSect- based agriBIZness for sustainable  grasshopper and cricket production and processing for food in Kenya and Uganda).

The project will be co-implemented by a number of partners and collaborators including: Agrarian Systems (U) Ltd., Treasure Industries (K) Ltd., Nutreal (U) Ltd., Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).

The project was launched by the Hon.Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) represented by the Minister of  State  for Agriculture Hon. Christopher Kibazanga at the Conference Hall, School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio engineering, CAES. This project is part of the Bio-innovate Africa Phase II Program funded by  the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

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