Webinar Protein Transition : the role of insects in food system transformation - from niche to mainstream

In this webinar we focus on the role of insects in protein production, a fast-developing sector. Insect farming that turns waste streams to ingredients for animal feed and human food sounds as an exciting proposition. So, how does insect farming look from a food system lense? What hurdles did the early innovators jump to get where they are today? How can consumer preferences be nudged to stimulate demand for insect proteins? What lessons can be learned from this?

Event details

Date
21 Apr 2022
Organizer
Netherlands Food Partnership | Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
More information

13h - 15h CET

Location
Online
eating insects

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The protein transition is an emerging topic in food policy, for example at the Food System Summit. It proposes a shift from animal to plant proteins. In high income countries this means less meat, fish, dairy, eggs and more proteins from plants and other alternatives. In low and middle income countries the situation is different, protein consumption is insufficient for many poor households.

In this webinar we focus on the role of insects in protein production, a fast-developing sector. Insect farming that turns waste streams to ingredients for animal feed and human food sounds as an exciting proposition. So, how does insect farming look from a food system lense? What hurdles did the early innovators jump to get where they are today? How can consumer preferences be nudged to stimulate demand for insect proteins? What lessons can be learned from this?

In this webinar, we have invited three experts for interviews and a panel discussion.

You can register for this webinar via this registration link. By Tuesday 19 April, we will circulate instructions how to join this webinar to registered participants. This webinar on insects is the 4th episode and will be held 21 April from 13h to 15h CET

This webinar is part of a series. NFP and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) are co-organising the ‘Putting Food Systems Thinking into Sector Practice’ series of webinars for agrifood practitioners, who are actively interested in taking action towards achieving concrete positive food systems results. You can read more about the series here

Contact

Wim Goris

Wim Goris

Netherlands Food Partnership

wgoris@nlfoodpartnership.com