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Young ethnic adolescents are developing their own businesses capitalizing on bio-edible insects, forest products, culture and tourism.

Young ethnic adolescents are developing their own businesses capitalizing on bio-edible insects, forest products, culture and tourism.

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Hi! This is a great example! We actually aim to also do this in Laos to empower rural ethnic communities with new economic opportunity while trying to contribute to nutritional and food insecurity especially in poor and and economically discriminated areas/groups of the country. And yes! Your business case inspires us more to pursue this! Definitely we would like to know more on ur practice as to technology, Product development techniques and government engagement that enabled you to go this far of upscaling not just locally but also abroad.

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Cherry commented on BREED BUGS, BEAT POVERTY

Hi! yes thanks for sharing! I think good to connect with them! ,It is a clear example and inspiration for the business case. I am now more curious on their technology, product development techniques and government engagement that enabled them to upscale not just locally but also abroad!

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Cherry commented on BREED BUGS, BEAT POVERTY

Hi Chris, in Laos, insects as food is very much popular. In fact, it is expensive! and usually in demand by a mix of local and foreign consumers. Yes you are correct, nutritional information (it's also source if amino acid, iron, calcium, etc) is not much known by the people and it is one of our idea's goals in order to strengthen the market attractability and prove its contribution to nutritional gap and food insecurity and it's business case as well especially for rural commynities. The project is aimed at promoting insects as alternative food in the light of food insecurity and nutrition and the idea of using insects as "feed" could also be a result for the sake of increasing incomes of breeders as well.