Diversification of Protein Sources for Fodder Based on the Breeding of Insects in Farms Focused on Organic Production
From December 1, 2019, HiProMine S.A. implements the project: Diversification of Protein Sources for Fodder Based on the Breeding of Insects in Farms Focused on Organic Production. HiProMine is the leader of an operating group called AgroInsect, which also includes the Wielkopolska Agricultural Advisory Center in Poznań. The project is implemented under the action called “Cooperation” in the Rural Development Program for 2014-2020. The institution responsible for running the program is the Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture.
Purpose of the project: The main goal of the project is to provide farmers with technology and devices that will enable the diversification of protein sources on farms. Thanks to the solutions proposed in the project, farmers will gain access to a new source of high-value protein, which they will be able to use as feed material in animal nutrition. Scientific studies have shown that insects are one of the promising alternative sources of protein in animal nutrition, e.g. an excellent alternative to soybean extraction meal in feeding poultry.
In addition to the main goal of diversifying protein sources, the project will also enable farmers to bio-recycle plant waste generated both on the farm and purchased by farmers from other sources, e.g. vegetable and fruit processing plants, farms or even households. Farmers will be able to include the produced or purchased waste into the feed for insects, thanks to which they will reduce the costs of insect production. An additional goal of the project is to make the farmers active and establish contacts with research centres dealing with feed research, as well as with companies offering innovative agricultural technologies based on the industrial breeding of insects and insect products.
Project value: PLN 1,641,857.57
Contribution of European Funds: PLN 1,458,694.95
More information about the program on the website: www.arimr.gov.pl
Information about the project on the consortium’s website: www.agroinsect.pl