IRD supports research on the use of insects for feeding farmed animals [fr]
The Research Institute for Development (IRD) hosted in Cameroon two students from the Universities of Yaounde 1 and Paris-Diderot from May 1 to September 30, 2018. Patient Polepole and Léa Laroumagne carried out their work within the association Living Forest Trust (LIFT) with funding from the InVivo Foundation.
It is in this context that Patient Polepole, presented and supported at the University of Yaounde 1 his Master’s thesis entitled "Valorization of insects in the feeding of aquaculture animals, poultry and porciculture: Perception and acceptance of actors of Mfoundi, Cameroon ". This dissertation was co-supervised by Philippe Le Gall, IRD researcher, Fogoh John Muafor, coordinator of the LIFT association, and Libert Brice Tonfack, lecturer at the University of Yaoundé 1.
The explosive growth in demand for seafood for food and feed has led to the depletion of fish stocks.
Thus, in this thesis, it is possible to diagnose the possibilities of producing insect-based flour for promoting the feeding of aquaculture animals. The research was based on socioeconomic surveys of feed mills, livestock breeders, public and private actors, and supported by a diversified literature review.