Video on the IFWA project in Ghana

The project partners CABI and ARI took the opportunity of a stakeholder field visit to ARI on the use of fly larvae as animal feed to produce a video on the work done by the IFWA project. The video was made with support from the SAIRLA programme (Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Research and Learning in Africa).


Three leaflets explaining the production of fly larvae available in Ghana

Animal Research Institute and CABI WAC have produced three leaflets explaining the use of fly larvae for poultry feed. They are available for printing here below but please note that they should better be read printed and fold in three.

Suitable substrates for production of black soldier fly larvae

Guidelines for the production of black soldier fly larvae

Guidelines for the production of housefly larvae meal for the smallholder poultry farmer in Ghana



A prize for an IFWA student

At the Panfrican Poultry Conference in Lomé, Togo, on 13-17 May 2019, Appélété Arnaud Allodehoun PhD student at the  Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, University of Abomey-Calavi, Bénin, won the 2nd prize of the best poster.


Title of the poster : Effet de la substitution de la farine de poisson par la farine d’asticots de mouche domestique sur les paramètres zoo-économiques des pintades locales élevées au Bénin


Congratulations to Appélété and his supervisors.

Two new IFWA Doctors

March 2019

Two PhD students successfully defended their theses in recent months:

Siegfried Obresie Afedzie, from CSIR-Animal Research Institute, Ghana, defended his thesis entitled Economic assessment of integrating black soldier fly larvae meal into feed for broiler production in Ghana, at the Univesrity of Ghana.



Adin Bloukounon Goubalan from the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin, presented a thesis entitled Quality of the substrates decomposed by fly larvae and their potential as soil amendment.

Coverage of Adin’s defense on TV (see at 16:30)


Congratulations to Siegfried and Adin and their supervisors