Production, consumption, and market supply of edible crickets: insights from East Africa

Abstract:

Globally, crickets are gaining recognition as a valuable alternative protein source for human consumption due to their lower resource requirement and ecological foot‑print compared to traditional livestock. In this paper, we examine strategies that may expedite the sustainable domestication of crickets as a food source. Using survey data from 306 households in western Kenya, we fnd that supplying cricket production starter kits, granting access to credit facilities, encouraging participation in farmer groups, and fostering partnerships can enhance the adoption of cricket farming. Moreover, we provide new evidence that institutional training signifcantly increases cricket yields while embracing cricket consumption (i.e. entomophagy) increases market supply. These fndings underscore the importance of technical training, provision of production starter kits, and raising awareness about entomophagy to achieve sustainable mass production and adoption of cricket farming.
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APA

Musungu, A (2024). Production, consumption, and market supply of edible crickets: insights from East Africa. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/production-consumption-and-market-supply-of-edible-crickets-insights-from-east-africa

MLA 8th

Musungu, Arnold "Production, consumption, and market supply of edible crickets: insights from East Africa" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/production-consumption-and-market-supply-of-edible-crickets-insights-from-east-africa. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

MLA7

Musungu, Arnold . "Production, consumption, and market supply of edible crickets: insights from East Africa". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 20 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/production-consumption-and-market-supply-of-edible-crickets-insights-from-east-africa >.

Chicago

Musungu, Arnold . "Production, consumption, and market supply of edible crickets: insights from East Africa" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/production-consumption-and-market-supply-of-edible-crickets-insights-from-east-africa