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


In Kenya, malnutrition puts children at increased risk of morbidity and mortality. While agricultural biodiversity includes under-exploited species that may contribute to food, nutrition security, and health, edible insects are still neglected and undervalued. This study examines the interrelationships among agro-biodiversity, ecology, socio-economics factors influencing consumption of formulated complementary foods from fourteen local edible-insects and nutrient intake in infants and young children (IYC).

Intervention type

TEAM projects


01/01/2019 - 31/12/2022

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Xavier Gellynck
Local promoter Judith Kimiywe
Local partner institution Universiteit Gent
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Local partner institution Kenyatta University
Other Flemish Partners Africalia
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Other local partners University of Nairobi
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Budget € 279.926