Since 2016: Project on Insect Production and Development of Microenterprises in Cameroon
Project financed by French Development Agency, (AFD), through the C2D-PAR Program of the Cameroon Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation (MINRESI)
This project enhances research on insect farming and processing into innovative food and feed products. This project is developing insect farming in Cameroon by training forest dependent people on insect farming techniques, regrouping them into associations and assisting them in the establishment of insect farms. All the insects produced by the farmers are collected by LIFT for processing into insect enriched snacks, fish feed pellets, insect oil, and insect protein flour. The products are sold at competitive prices to the rural poor as alternative to food security. Benefits from the trade is shared between LIFT and the farmers following benefit sharing mechanisms of cooperatives.