Insect Farming

The rapid rise of insect farming is being driven by the growing demand for sustainable alternatives for the production of meat, dairy products, and cattle feed based on high-quality animal proteins. The so-called protein transition is gaining momentum on a global scale, and the demand for insect-based proteins continues to grow.


Insect farming is, in principle, much more efficient and sustainable than the farming of cattle, pigs, and poultry. Insects are 4 to 10 times more efficient in converting nutrients into body mass. In addition, insect larvae feed on a wider range of residual waste streams that are efficiently converted into protein-rich body mass.

Finally, insect farming requires much less space and water, and the emission of greenhouse gases also appears to be lower. In short, an insect farming business offers a sustainable solution for the growing global demand for protein.

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