According to the World Bank, insect farming could be the answer to the Continent’s hunger, poverty, and ecological crisis. AfricaNews reports that among thousands of edible insect species, approximately 18 have been identified as suitable for farming and upscaled production for animal feed or direct consumption by humans, one of which is cockroaches. With the world bank saying that insect farming could produce enough meals to meet up to 14% of the crude protein needed to rear all the pigs, goats, fish and poultry in Africa, cockroaches are considered prefect as the are considered to be uniquely hardy and require no food other than scraps from the local waste disposal facility.
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