Presentation on theme: "Edible insects and Food security in DR Congo"— Presentation transcript:
1 Edible insects and Food security in DR Congo Papy Nsevolo Miankeba,Rudy Caparros Megido,Christophe Blecker,Sabine Danthine,Paul Aman,Eric Haubruge,Taofic Alabi,Frederic Francis
2 1. Edible insects biodiversity : Four main orders of edible insects Lepidoptera(46.7%)Isoptera (18.6%)Coleoptera(9.7%)Orthoptera (17.6%)
3 2.1. Interest 1: contribution to poverty alleviation 2. Interests2.1. Interest 1: contribution to poverty alleviationThe Key people who market insects as food are mostly women ;The income generated contributes to the well being of households;Empowerment of women.
4 2.2. Interest 2: contribution to food security 80% of the population eat at least one specie of insects5 days per month;The main reason of eating insects is the intake of proteinand fat.
5 2.3. Interest 3: contribution to preserving biodiversity and human health Insect species are really abundant and some (in particular caterpillars) could be considered as pests;Eating insects help reduce pressure on busmeat and footprint due to intensive livestock;No diseases transmissible to humans (so far).
6 3. Issues3.1. Issues 1: No rigorous taxonomic matching - need of tools and applications
7 3.2. Technology and Training gap but urgency of sharing bio-data There is a mine of data but scientists need training to standards and digitization tools and methods
8 3.3. Risk on threatened insect species or species eaten to extinction Need of highly visual tools to identify them
9 4.1. International collaboration (with RMCA, GBIF, …) is very Helpful
10 4.1 The standards and workflow of TDWG are fruitful : please keep it on mind !
11 And thank you all for your kind attention! AcknowledgmentsAnd thank you all for your kind attention!