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Event
29 January 2020

Insect research for food security

Dr. Kelemu and SLU researchers will have a joint seminar about Insect research for food security!

Mckay Savage / Flicker

Dr. Segenet Kelemu, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) Director General visits SLU on 29 January. In conjunction to the visit, Dr. Kelemu will participate in a seminar about Insect research for food security where she will talk about research and innovation activities at icipe. SLU researchers will also present relevant contributions, followed by discussions on the importance of insect research for food security and poverty reduction to achieve zero hunger.

Welcome!

Times

From 29 January 2020 at 13:00 to 29 January 2020 at 15:00

Venue

Tammsalen, Ecology Centre, SLU Ultuna

Hosted by

Ioannis Dimitriou
Senior Research Advisor, SLU Global
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Crop Production Ecology
ioannis.dimitriou@slu.se

Resources

Relevant Content
15 May 2014
Insects to feed the world! Seriously? Absolutely! – Day One at the City of Insects

The demand for protein sources of animal origin is increasing worldwide and the hunt for alternatives is on. Insect derived protein for human consumption and for animal feed is a hot topic and the 2013 FAO-report on the same topic states that innovative ways of producing food to support the growing world population is inevitable.

28 November 2019
Why we’re involved in a project in Africa to promote edible insects

The development of edible insects as a food industry has been very slow, despite its many potential benefits. What needs to change?