Presentation on theme: "Edible insects and Food security in DR Congo"— Presentation transcript:
1Edible 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
21. Edible insects biodiversity : Four main orders of edible insects Lepidoptera(46.7%)Isoptera (18.6%)Coleoptera(9.7%)Orthoptera (17.6%)
32.1. 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.
42.2. 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.
52.3. 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).
63. Issues3.1. Issues 1: No rigorous taxonomic matching - need of tools and applications
73.2. 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
83.3. Risk on threatened insect species or species eaten to extinction Need of highly visual tools to identify them
94.1. International collaboration (with RMCA, GBIF, …) is very Helpful
104.1 The standards and workflow of TDWG are fruitful : please keep it on mind !
11And thank you all for your kind attention! AcknowledgmentsAnd thank you all for your kind attention!