Project Outputs

Peer-reviewed publications

2020

Bloukounon-Goubalan A.Y., Saïdou A., Chrysostome C.A.A.M., Kenis M., Amadji G.M., Igué A.M. and Mensah G.A. (2020) Physical and chemical properties of the agro-processing by-products decomposed by larvae of Musca domestica and Hermetia illucens. Waste and Biomass Valorization. Online first.

Dao, A.N.C., Sankara, F., Pousga, S., Coulibaly, K., Nacoulma, J.F., Ouedraogo, S., Kenis, M., Somda, I. (2020) Traditional methods of harvesting termites used as poultry feed in Burkina Faso. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science. Early view. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42690-019-00059-w

Jacobi, J., Llanque, A., Bieri, S., Birachi, E., Cochard, R., Depetris Chauvin, N., Eschen, R., Frossard, E., Guillaume, T., Jaquet, S., Kämpfen, F., Kenis, M., Delwende Innocent, K., Komarudin, H., Madrazzo, J., Manoli, G., Mukhovi, S.M., Rügger, C.S., Schneider, F., Tri Ngo, D., van Groote, P., Nguyen, V.T.H., Winkler, M., Zähringer, J., Pomalègni, C., Diebold, C., Robledo-Abad, C. (2020) Utilisation of transdisciplinary research knowledge in sustainable development pathways – Insights from a research for development programme. Environmental Science and Policy 103, 21-29. Doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2019.10.00

Roffeis, M., Fitches, E.C., Wakefield, M.E., Almeida, J., Alves Valada, T.A.R., Devic, E., Koné, N’G., Kenis, M., Nacambo, N., Koko, G.K.D., Mathijs, E., Achten, W.M.J. and Muys, B. (2020) Ex-ante life cycle Impact assessment of insect based feed production in West Africa. Agricultural Systems 178: 102710.

2019

Bloukounon-Goubalan A.Y., Saïdou A., Obognon N., Amadji G.M., Igué A.M., Clottey, V.A. and Kenis M (2019) Decomposition and nutrients release pattern of animal manures biodegraded by fly larvae in acrisols. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 99: 60-69.

Bloukounon-Goubalan A.Y., Saïdou A., Obognon N., Amadji G.M., Igué A.M., Clottey, V.A., Kenis M, and Mensah, G.A. (2019) Decomposition and nutrient release pattern of agro-processing by-products biodegraded by fly larvae in Acrisols. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 65: 1610-1621.

Boafo, C., Affedzie-Obresi, S., Gbemavo, D.S.J.C., Clottey, V.A., Nkegbe, E., Adu-Aboagye, G. and Kenis, M. (2019) Use of termites by farmers as poultry feed in Ghana. Insects 2019, 10: 69

Ganda, H., Zannou-Boukari, H.T., Kenis, M., Chrysostome, C.A.A.M. Mensah, G.A. (2019) Potentials of animal, crop and agri-food wastes for the production of fly larvae. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed 5: 59–67.

Mégret, Q. (2019) Des protéines d’insectes pour la sécurité alimentaire? Ethnographie d’un projet de recherche pour le développement en Afrique de l’Ouest. Socio-anthropologie 39: 129-141.

Pousga, S., Sankara, S., Coulibaly, K., Nacoulma, P., Ouedraogo, S., Kenis, M., Chrysostome, C. and. Ouedraogo, G.A. (2018) Effets du remplacement de la farine de poisson par les termites (Macrotermes spp.) sur les performances de croissance et les caractéristiques de carcasse de la volaille locale en système semi-intensif au Burkina Faso. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development 19: 14354-14371

Sanou, A.G., Sankara, F., Pousga, S., Coulibaly, K., Nacoulma, J.P., Ouedraogo, I., Nacro, S., Kenis, M., Sanon, A., Somda, I. (2019) Production de masse de larves de Musca domestica L. (Diptera : Muscidae) pour l’aviculture au Burkina Faso: Analyse des facteurs déterminants en oviposition naturelle. Journal of Applied Bioscience 134: 13689 – 13701.

Sanou, A.G., Sankara, F., Pousga, S., Coulibaly, K., Nacoulma, J.P., Kenis, M., Clottey, V.A., Nacro, S., Somda, I. (2019) Farmers’ perception of the use of fly larvae in poultry feed in Burkina Faso. African Entomology 27: 373 –385.

2018

Coulibaly, K., Sankara, F., Pousga, S., Nacoulma, P.J.M., Nacro, H.B. (2018) Pratiques avicoles et gestion de la fertilité des sols dans les exploitations agricoles de l’Ouest du Burkina Faso. Journal of Applied Biosciences 127: 12770-12784

Kenis, M., Bouwassi, B., Boafo, H., Devic, E., Han, R., Koko, G., Koné, N’G., Maciel-Vergara, G., Nacambo, S., Pomalegni, S.C.B., Roffeis, M., Wakefield, M., Zhu, F., Fitches, E. (2018) Small-scale fly larvae production for animal feed. In: Halloran, A., Flore, R. Vantomme, P. and Roos, N. (Eds.). Springer. Pp 239-261.

Nkegbe, E.K., Adu-Aboagye, G., Affedzie, O.S., Nacambo, S., Boafo, A. B., Kenis, M., and Wallace, P. (2018) Potential health and safety issues in the small-scale production of fly larvae for animal feed – a review. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science 9: 1-10.

Pomalégni, S.C.B., Gbemavo, D.S.J.C., Gnanglè, P.C, Djossou, S.R., Kenis, M. Babatoundé, S., Glèlè Kakaï, L.R., and Mensah G.A. (2018) Seed cake of Jatropha curcas (L.), potential substrate to produce maggots as food for reared monogastric animals. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences (JAPS) 28: 1591-1596.

Pomalégni, S.C.B., Kpadé, C.P., Gbemavo, D.S.J.C., Clottey, V.A., Kenis, M., Mensah, G.A. (2018) Traditional poultry farmers’ willingness to pay for using fly larvae meal as protein source to feed local chickens in Benin. Bio-based and Applied Economics 7. DOI: 10.13128/BAE-22489.

Roffeis, M., Wakefield, M.E., Almeida, J., Alves Valada, T.A.R., Devic, E., Koné, N’G., Kenis, M., Nacambo, N., Fitches, E.C., Koko, G.K.D., Mathijs, E., Achten, W.M.J. and Muys, B. (2018) Life cycle cost assessment of insect based feed production in West Africa. Journal of Cleaner Production 199: 792-806.

Sankara F., Pousga, S., Dao, N.C., Gbemavo, D.S.J.C., Clottey, V.A., Coulibaly, K., Nacoulma, J.P., Ouedraogo, S. and Kenis, M. (2018) Use of termites as poultry feed in traditional poultry farming in Burkina Faso. Journal of insects as food and feed 4: 211-218.

Sanou, A.G., Sankara, F., Pousga, S., Coulibaly, K., Nacoulma, J.P., Kenis, M., Clottey, V.A., Nacro, S., and Somda, I. (2018) Indigenous practices in poultry farming using maggots in Western Burkina Faso. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed 4: 219-228.

2017

Bloukounon Goubalan, A.Y, Saidou, A., Clottey, V., Chrysostome, C.A.A.M., Kenis, M. and Mensah, G.A. (2017) Typology of organic residues attracting flies and their utilization in the agricultural sector in southern Benin. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 11: 2560-2572.

Koné, N’G. Sylla, M., Nacambo, S., Kenis, M. (2017) Production of house fly larvae for animal feed through natural oviposition. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed. Jounal of Insects as Food and Feed 3, 177-186.

Pomalégni, S.C.B., Gbemavo, D.S.J.C., Kpadé, C.P., Kenis, M., Mensah, G.A. (2017) Traditional use of fly larvae by small poultry farmers in Benin. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed 3, 187-192.

Roffeis, M., Almeida, J., Wakefield, M.E., Valada, T.R.A., Devic, E., Koné, N., Kenis, M., Nacambo, S., Fitches, E.C., Koko, G.K.D., Mathijs, E., Achten, W.M.J., Muys, B. (2017) Life Cycle Inventory Analysis of Prospective Insect Based Feed Production in West Africa. Sustainability 9:1697.

2016

Pomalégni S.C.B., Gbemavo D.S.J.C., Kpadé C.P., Babatoundé S., Chrysostome C.A.A.M., Koudandé O.D., Kenis M., Glèlè Kakaï R.L., Mensah G.A. (2016) Perceptions et facteurs déterminant l’utilisation des asticots dans l’alimentation des poulets locaux (Gallus gallus) au Bénin. Journal of Applied Bioscience 98, 9330 – 9343

Pomalégni, S.C.B., Gbemavo, D.S.J.C., Babatoundé, S., Chrysostome, C.A.A.M., Koudandé, O.D., Glèlè Kakaï, L.R., Mensah G.A. (2016) Synthèse bibliographique sur les insectes et autres invertébrés comestibles utilisés dans l’alimentation des animaux monogastriques d’élevage. Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin 80 : 43-53

Technical guidelines

Pomalegni S.C.B., Vignonzan, C-M., Tankpinou, M.K., Dassou, B.B.D., Gbemavo, D.S.J.C., Kpade C.P., Mensah G.A. (2017) Fiche technique: Technique de récolte des larves de mouche par un extracteur pour l’alimentation animale.

Pomalegni S.C.B., Vignonzan, C-M., Tankpinou, M.K., Dassou, B.B.D., Gbemavo, D.S.J.C., Kpade C.P., Mensah G.A. (2017) Fiche technique: Mise au point du prototype d’un extracteur de larves de mouche.

Pomalegni S.C.B., Sankara F. Pousga S. Coulibaly K., Nacoulma J-P, Gbemavo D.S.J.C., Kpade C.P., Kenis M., Chrysostome C., Mensah G.A. (2017) Document Technique et d’Information: Technique de récolte de termites pour l’alimentation de la volaille locale à Siniéna (Ouest du Burkina Faso).

CABI and ARI(2019) Suitable substrates for production of black soldier fly larvae

ARI and CABI (2019) Guidelines for the production of black soldier fly larvae

ARI and CABI (2019) Guidelines for the production of housefly larvae meal for the smallholder poultry farmer in Ghana

Videos

CABI and ARI (2019) Fly larvae production in Ghana for use as livestock feed. Presentation of the IFWA results.

Other open-access documents

Kpadé, C.P., Kpenavoun, S., Gbemavo, D.S.J.C., Pomalegni, S.C.B., Vissoh, P., Chrysostome, C.A.A.M., Mensah, G.A. (2017) Étude de référence du projet “Insects as feed in West Africa” Rapport technique de Recherche & Développement, Cotonou, Bénin

Kpadé C. P., Gbèmavo D. S. J. C., Pomalégni S. C. B. Mensah G. A. (2018) Acceptabilité de la consommation de la viande des poulets bicyclettes nourris avec des larves de mouche (asticots) par les consommateurs au Bénin. Document Technique et d’Informations. INRAB/MAEP. 33 p. Dépôt légal N° 10802 du 09 novembre 2018, Bibliothèque Nationale (BN) du Bénin, 4ème trimestre. ISBN : 978-99919-75-53-5.