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Learn how to set up the cricket business

Based on experiences in Kenya and Uganda, the Flying Food consortium developed a detailed manual for rearing and processing of crickets for food. This manual is a tool for trainers to transfer knowledge on technical and economic key figures. We also developed practical guidelines for farmers and processors, which can be downloaded here for free, after registration.

The following documents can be downloaded after registration:

Flying Food – Practical guidelines on how to rear crickets on a small scale

Technical guideline for establishing your farm of 6 m2 and rearing crickets with 30 crates.

Flying Food – Business model for small scale cricket rearing

Economic key figures: investment, yield and expected revenues for a 30 crates cricket farm

Flying Food – Practical guidelines on how rear crickets on a medium scale

Technical guideline for establishing your farm of 70 m2 and rearing crickets with 500 crates.

Flying Food – Business model for medium scale cricket rearing

Economic key figures: investment, yield and expected revenues for a 500 crates cricket farm

Flying Food – Guidelines for processing crickets into delicious food products

Technical guidelines and food safety standards, including practical recipes

Flying Food – Advantages of crickets over traditional protein sources

Infographic why crickets are more healthy and sustainable compared to traditional protein sources

Please note: with these guidelines you can start-up the cricket business yourself, but it is strongly recommended to organize guidance and support by experienced farmers or Flying Food trainers. There are two options to organize support:

  • Become member of a WhatsApp group with other cricket farmers, which provides you the possibility to ask questions and share information and experiences. Indicate at your registration form whether you are interested in this type of support and we will add you to the most suitable WhatsApp group;
  • Form a group of at least 15 farmers that are interested to start up with cricket farming in one region (in area smaller than 10 km2) and we will try to organize an on-the-spot training by a Flying Food trainer (which can include costs).

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