IITA collaborates with Dutch government to enhance sustainable insect production
On 15 September, the Business Incubation Platform (BIP) of IITA hosted the official launch of the “Insects4Feed Impact Cluster” project at the Institute’s Conference Center. The Government of The Netherlands awarded the project to Nigeria, and IITA BIP is one of the implementing partners together with the University of Ibadan (UI), New Generation for Nutrition (NGN), etc. The project seeks to raise insect entrepreneurs in Nigeria that will provide needed alternative protein sources and feed for fish and poultry.
IITA-BIP CEO Frederick Schreurs said that the project is a step forward for BIP. He explained that BIP creates businesses by incubating innovations and technologies and collaborating with private organizations for a sustainable market and to ensure job creation. He further explained that the project would create sustainable jobs for Africa, especially for the youth.