A Workshop on 'Edible insects for food, feed and food security', is being organized in collaboration with the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Meise Botanic Garden and BigPicnic on the 20th of March 2018. (program included).

Apart from staff from the Botanic Garden, the Africa Museum and also RBIN (Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences), we hope to reach people and organisations from the African Diaspora community, as the workshop will be focusing on both the Belgian and the African context, with as much interaction and exchange of knowledge as possible.

The workshop will take place in the CAPA-building (3rd floor, room 33), Leuvensesteenweg 17, Tervuren.

The programme:
13:00 – 13:30 Welcome. B. Verbergt, Operational Director Public oriented services, Royal Museum for Central Africa.
13:30 – 13:45 Regulations concerning production, processing and use of edible insects. Speaker to be decided.
13:45 – 14:15 Possible methods for discrimination of insects versus marine arthropods in processed animal proteins. Pascal Veys, CRA-W.
14 :15 – 14 :45 Presentation of RMCA projects on edible insects in Africa. Patricia Mergen, Royal Museum for Central Africa.
14 :45 – 15 :15 Break with insect tastings.
15 :15 – 15 :45 : Meise Botanic Garden and the BigPicnic project: edible insects, consumers acceptance and food security. Jutta Kleber, Meise Botanic Garden
15 :45 – 16 :30 Science café on edible insects for food security