Bioconversion of Household, Agri-byproducts, and other Organic wastes into Insect-based Animal Feed and Organic Compost using Black Soldier Fly, H. illucen

Quick Facts:

  • 14 October 2022 to 31 May 2023
  • Philippines

The project is about utilization of insects, specifically Black Soldier Fly, H. illucens, (BSF) in the bioconversion of organic wastes such as, but not limited to, household wastes, market wastes, agri-byproducts, animal manure, etc. The innovation will harness BSF larvae’s potential in sequestering all the nutrients from the organic wastes and returning them back into agricultural inputs such as the frass/excreta as organic fertilizer and BSF larvae as animal feed to close the loop in the food value chain.

General Objective

This project aims to establish a waste bioconversion module/system for various organic wastes using Black Soldier Fly through the optimization of protocols for BSF mass-rearing/breeding, larvae grow-out, and post-harvest processing of larvae and organic compost.

Specific Objectives

  • To optimize BSF bioconversion of organic wastes
  • Post-Harvest Management for compost and larvae
  • To produce high-quality and safe larvae for animal feed production and organic compost for organic farming