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Varsity unveils edible insects centre

By Isaiah Gwengi | March 17th 2016

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOOUST) has raised the stakes to boost food security in Africa.

The university was recently recognised as the African Centre of Excellence for Edible Insects by the World Bank. The programme, funded by the World Bank to the tune of Sh500 million for the next five years, is the first among several programmes that the university is planning to establish across the country.

According to the Vice Chancellor Prof Stephen Agong', they embarked on research that was aimed at addressing food insecurity in the country and beyond. "The university being along the lake, we realised that fish stock was dwindling and we therefore thought of finding other alternative food and feeds that the lake could offer," said Agong'.

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