INSECT PROTEIN FOR ANIMAL FEED
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Insect Protein for Animal Feed: Functionalities and Nutritional Aspects
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.
The Asian Food and Feed Insect Association (AFFIA) gathers companies and institutions in Asia 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.
12-14 March 2024
10:00 am - 6:00 pm