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Insect Protein for Animal Feed: Functionalities and Nutritional Aspects
Venue: BITEC

As sustainable ingredients for animal feeds are becoming scarcer, insects have emerged as a promising source of nutrients. The Black Soldier Fly (BSF, Hermetia illucens) in particular has shown great potential to convert organic by-products into high value animal protein and fat.

Researchers and the emerging industry are conducting extensive studies and trials to assess the nutritional quality and functionalities of insect-based products. Palatability, digestibility and benefits for animal health offered by BSF meal and oil are also investigated as they are added-value features.

The session on insect protein for animal feed will provide a comprehensive perspective on the state of the industry and recent research findings regarding the nutritional properties of insect products across key application domains including aquaculture (fish and shrimp), poultry, pigs, and pet food.  New industry research results on digestibility and palatability will also be presented.


10.30 – 11.00 hrs. Insects as animal feed by Leo Wein, Protenga
11.00 – 11.30 hrs. Insects as animal feed, particularly insect oil by Emilie Devic, Entofood
11.30 – 11.45 hrs. Insects as food by Nicolas Bery, CricketLab (Thailand)
11.45 – 12.00 hrs. Insects as food by Nam Dang, CricketOne (Vietnam)

12.00 – 12.10 hrs. Marketing the sustainability & nutrition story for feed and food by Josh Galt, Entovegan
12.10 – 12.25 hrs. Macro perspective on investment climate for feed and food by JY Chow Mizuho Bank
12.25 – 12.30 hrs. Q&A


Josh Galt

Josh has been involved in the edible insects industry since 2016, and has experience with all facets of the sector from farm to fork. Along with being part of the AFFIA executive committee, he works with an NGO in Cambodia called Changrit Kamleang (“cricket power”) producing cricket powder for domestic sale and export. 

Nam Dang

Nam is an entrepreneur and the Founder of Cricket One LLC, an agriculture technology startup focuses on sustainable food production. The startup initiates to farm crickets as a high-protein food source whilst helping to improve the livelihood of farmers and to productively utilize their agricultural by-products through technology. 

JY Chow

JY leads the coverage of the Food, Beverage and Agri sector in Asia at Mizuho since 2015. With over 15 years’ experience in Agri financing, JY delivers strategic and financials solution to Mizuho clients across Asia Pacific. JY established his sector proficiency first-hand by managing the Chinese supply chain of Neovia, a global animal nutrition group for five years. 

Emilie Devic

Emilie Devic has joined Entofood in 2016 as R&D director. Emilie has been working on insects for animal feed projects for the last 10 years. She is among the first scientists specialized in the application of insects-based products for aquaculture and has expertise in Black Soldier Fly farming and breeding.ced settings.

Leo Wein

Leo is an experienced tech entrepreneur and founder of Protenga. Prior to Protenga, Leo lead product development and software engineering for a ground-breaking Singapore-based enterprise data-intelligence startup. He holds degrees in sciences and business from Amsterdam University College and the Free University of Amsterdam.

Nicolas Bery

Nicolas Bery is the Co-Founder of Cricket Lab, manufacturer of sustainable and innovative source of protein from insects. After 6 years running an edible insect company in Thailand, he has experience in every aspect of the business, from farming to processing, and logistics to export in EU, USA and rest of the world.

We are looking forward to your visit! 


The Asian Food and Feed Insect Association (AFFIA) gathers companies and institutions in Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar) with the general objective to promote and support the use of insects as food and as feed.

AFFIA is the platform where regional insect industry stakeholders and researchers do connect. The association’s members collaborate on shared interests and join forces to unlock local, regional or international markets. AFFIA supports the development of a suitable regulatory framework and assists members to comply. The association is actively involved in supporting the development of the entomoculture industry.