Convention between LIFT and MINRESI

Within the context of enhancing the activities of LIFT on the development of insect farming and the processing of edible insects into innovative food and feed, a convention was signed on the 1st of August 2016 between the Living Forest Trust (LIFT) and the Cameroon Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation (MINRESI). This convention has permitted LIFT to benefit financial support from the French Development Agency (AFD), under the C2D Program of MINRESI, for the implementation of a 130000 Euro worth project on the development of palm weevil larvae farming and its processing into innovative food and feed in Cameroon. This project will permit LIFT to build insect production firms for selected insect farmers association, as well as the construction of an insect processing unit in Yaoundé. This LIFT led project is implemented in partnership between the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), the Centre Pasteur du Cameroun (CPC) and the Nutrition Laboratory of the University of Yaoundé I.