The Basics of Insect Rearing: a practical course

The insect sector is an emerging industry with great potential to contribute to a sustainable future. Growing insects on a commercial scale is still a relatively new activity and requires both theoretical and practical foundations to set up a successful nursery and insect production system.

This basic course is an extensive introduction for insect rearing for 3 important species in the sector: BSF, mealworms and crickets. The course guides participants through the key principles of ecology, biology and breeding combined with quality management, business model development, legislation around insect farming and facility management. Practical assignments and excursions

Organized by: NGN B.V. in cooperation with Wageningen University, Fontys University of Applied Sciences and industrial partners

Date: Monday 17 October until Friday 21 October 2022

Duration: 5 days

Location: Wageningen University

Credits: Certificate of Participation

Group size: maximum 25


This course is suitable for everyone with an interest in insect rearing, especially for entrepreneurs and beginners in insect rearing. Download full course brochure here.

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