Catalysing a $10M Australian Insect Industry: an industry-led RD&E plan

AgThentic Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRJ-011909

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

  • Project completion date: Friday, March 27, 2020

  • National Priority: NEI - New and Emerging Industries - SM1


AgriFutures Australia has identified insect farming as an emerging industry with high potential to reach $10 million per annum in the next five years. This project will support the long-term growth and competitive advantage of Australian insect farmers by developing a practical, industry-led RD&E plan. The roadmap will identify industry challenges as well as opportunities for Australian farmers, and present practical recommendations for overcoming the challenges and capitalizing on the opportunities, in the form of an RD&E plan.


New and Emerging Industries

Research Organisation

AgThentic Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

The overarching objective of this project is to catalyse and support the development of a $10 million per annum insect farming industry in Australia.
To achieve this overarching objective, this project will work with industry to develop a practical, industry-led set of RD&E priorities to guide future investment into this emerging industry.
This project will be completed across four phases.