Presentation on theme: "A taste of Cyber-insects from Africa Sévérin Tchibozo Sévérin Tchibozo (CRGB), Charles Kahindo (Université Off. Bukavu) Franck Theeten, Garin Cael & Patricia."— Presentation transcript:
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 2008-2012 : Info-Sources for Africa
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)
Field work 31 localities were monitored in 10 African countries for edible insects Franck Theeten
Number of species sorted by language and family (integrated data as of 07/02/2011)
LINCAOCNET website http://gbif.africamuseum.be/lincaocnet/ Made in Drupal, and contains: -Scientific name - Local common name (with audio recording) - GPS coordinates & maps - Pictures - Host plants - Traditional recipes
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)
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 !