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A taste of Cyber-insects from Africa Sévérin Tchibozo Sévérin Tchibozo (CRGB), Charles Kahindo (Université Off. Bukavu) Franck Theeten, Garin Cael & Patricia.

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1 A taste of Cyber-insects from Africa Sévérin Tchibozo Sévérin Tchibozo (CRGB), Charles Kahindo (Université Off. Bukavu) Franck Theeten, Garin Cael & Patricia Mergen (RMCA) © Sévérin Tchibozo

2 CENTRAL AFRICAN BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION NETWORK (CABIN) Full title: The Central African Biodiversity Information Network (CABIN), a Contribution to Sub-Saharan African Biodiversity Information Network (SABIN) Activity category : south activity Activity type : provide access to information sources and systems to African countries / partner institutions / researchers Duration : 5 years Promoter : Patricia Mergen (RMCA) Implementation : Franck Theeten (RMCA) Local contact : Charles Kahindo (Regional TDWG Secretary for Africa), Bukavu Framework agreement the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) and the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGDC), June 1998Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation Framework : Info-Sources for Africa

3 Les Insectes Comestibles d’Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale sur Internet (LINCAOCNET project)  Collaboration of CABIN project from RMCA (Belgium) and CRGB Centre de Recherche pour la Gestion de la Biodiversité (Benin)  Supported by FFI (Fond Francophone des Inforoutes), French-speaking funding committee for internet highways, by OIF (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie), and by the Belgian Federal Development Cooperation  Managed by scientific field data manager (CRGB, Benin), and by IT-manager (RMCA, Belgium) for technical infrastructural support, networking and evaluation of project: - development of a database and website with search capabilities - integration of Multimedia content - linking of the data to GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility)

4 LINCAOCNET  Collaboration with experts : François Malaisse (Gembloux) Edmond Dounias (Ethnoécologue Directeur de Recherche (Université Montpellier 2) Jean-Luc BOEVE (Entomology, RBINS) Piet Stoffelen (NBGB) Several experts in Wageningen (Botany, Etomology) RMCA e xperts: in Linguistic, Ethnography, Entomology, Education, Communication, Publications, Museology consulted regularly © Sévérin Tchibozo

5 Field work 31 localities were monitored in 10 African countries for edible insects Franck Theeten

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7 Number of species sorted by language and family (integrated data as of 07/02/2011)

8 LINCAOCNET website Made in Drupal, and contains: -Scientific name - Local common name (with audio recording) - GPS coordinates & maps - Pictures - Host plants - Traditional recipes

9 Related Activities:  European project on edible insects as novel proteins  Presentation by Sévérin Tchibozo at FAO (Rome) co-organized by experts from Wageningen University (NL)  Support by Paepard (Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development)  Support from ESASTAP (European South Africa Science and Technology Advancement Programme  Interest by the food sector (industries and SMEs)

10 Crunchy snacks at the ‘Night of the Museum’, RMCA, Tervuren, Belgium Pictures: © RMCA

11 Won Poster Prize Parlons Développment Durable (Bénin) Commission Nationale Permanente de la Francophonie Cotonou/ Bénin Will be part of further exhibition in Bénin « L'information se met au vert!" qui voyagera en train de Cotonou à Parakou en 6 étapes entre le lundi 30 avril et le samedi 5 mai. » Thanks to our publication services and their trainee Jessica ! SAVE THE DATE : Night of the Researchers (Botanic, Brussels, 28 September 2012) Les insectes, nourriture du futur ! With insect tasting event !

12 Thank you for your attention! © RMCA


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