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African Edible Insect Consumption Market

  • Cordelia Ifeyinwa EbenebeEmail author
  • Oluwatosin Samuel Ibitoye
  • Inwele Maduabuchi Amobi
  • Valentine Obinna Okpoko
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Abstract

Consumption is the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs. Africa is home to the rich diversity of insects with over 1500 species of insects. Several reports highlighted the nutritional, medicinal values and industrial uses of some edible insects. The global edible insects market is mainly segmented by insect type, product type, application, and geography. Insects can be grown on organic waste. The potential of edible insects in curbing the menace of malnutrition and ensuring food security has necessitated so much interest in the production, marketing, and utilization of edible insects.

Keywords

Edible insect Consumption Commercialization Market 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cordelia Ifeyinwa Ebenebe
    • 1
    Email author
  • Oluwatosin Samuel Ibitoye
    • 2
  • Inwele Maduabuchi Amobi
    • 3
  • Valentine Obinna Okpoko
    • 4
  1. 1.Microlivestock Unit, Department of Animal Science and TechnologyNnamdi Azikiwe UniversityAwkaNigeria
  2. 2.Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Onigambari Forest ReserveIbadanNigeria
  3. 3.Federal University of KashereGombeNigeria
  4. 4.Bioconservation Unit, Department of ZoologyNnamdi Azikiwe UniversityAwkaNigeria

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