Our approach is based on the design of sustainable business models, which can be utilised by refugees to generate income within a short period of time.
We offer free training in production of edible insects, as well as access to simple production kits.
The produced insects can either be utilised by refugee families directly in cooking, thereby contributing an important source of protein. Or, they can be processed into a protein-rich flour, which can be sold to local businesses, or as a component in animal feed.
More specifically, we are working with the Danish Refugee Council – one of the world’s leading humanitarian agencies – to pilot production of mealworm in the Kyaka II settlement in Western Uganda. The Danish Refugee Council has been working in this settlement for several years, and have excellent knowledge of the local context.
The Danish Refugee Council has also supported associations of refugee farmers with the production and sale of maize in the past.
Unfortunately many of these farmers have now lost their land, as a result of the influx of new refugees from the civil war in DR Congo. They therefore need support to start production of new types of produce, which does not require the same access to agricultural land.