Ghanaian livestock farmers boosted by training on environment-friendly alternative feed technology
The IITA–CGIAR-led BSF for Bio Circular Economy and Environmental Sustainability (BBEST) project, in partnership with the Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute (BNARI), has trained selected poultry, pig, and fish farmers on the Black soldier fly (BSF) technology in Accra, Ghana.
As part of activities to build capacity and BSF technology know-how of youth agripreneurs and other stakeholders, the project has started training farmers on the BSF feed production for poultry, fish, and pig to give them the necessary skills to start their own feed production.
The training was held from 17 to 21 April after the BSF decentralized units were installed. BNARI hosted the training program, which began with theoretical learning followed by practical sessions. During the theoretical session, facilitators led participants through topics such as the biology and benefits of the black soldier fly, the mass-rearing process of the black soldier fly, housing and farm management practices of the black soldier fly, and the post-processing of black soldier fly larvae, residue, and compost production.