Growth of insect farming is underpinned by its potential to address several challenges, such as pressure on natural resources, climate volatility, a growing global population, and increased protein demand. Insects are vital to addressing these challenges, they are more efficient converters of ingested food to body weight than traditional livestock.

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It’s not just crickets – new plan guides future of Australian insect industry

With the global insect market expected to be worth more than US$6.8 billion by 2032, AgriFutures Australia has released a new five-year plan to accelerate the growth of the emerging Australian industry.

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INSECTS / 03.07.23

Buzz-worthy team takes flight: meet the Emerging Insect Technology Hub’s new swarm of committee members

A knowledge-sharing initiative aimed at accelerating insect farming as an emerging industry in Africa and Australia is being spearheaded by an accomplished group of scientists, farmers and business professionals.

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INSECTS / 07.02.23

What are Black Soldier Flies? Reasoning behind the project

The Black Soldier Fly (BSF) or Hermetia illucens, is an introduced species to Australia common to the south-eastern part of the United States

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INSECTS / 31.03.22

Insect industry abuzz with new knowledge sharing Hub

AgriFutures Australia, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), have launched a new knowledge-sharing initiative to accelerate insect farming as an emerging industry in Africa and Australia.

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