Project Outputs

Peer-reviewed publications

2021

Bloukounon-Goubalan A.Y., Saïdou A., Clottey, V.A., Coulibaly K., Erokotan, N., Obognon N., Chabi, F., Chrysostome, C.A.A.M. (2021) Chapter 8: By-products of Insect Rearing: Insect Residues as Biofertilizers. In Hall, H., Fitches, E., Smith, R. (Eds.). Insects as Animal Feed. CABI, Wallingford, UK.

Kaya, C., Generalovic, T.N., Ståhls, G., Hauser, M., Samayoa, A.C., Nunes-Silva, C.G., Roxburgh, H., Wohlfahrt, J., Ewusie, E.A., Kenis, M., Hanboonsong, Y., Orozco, J.,  Carrejo, N., Nakamura, S.,  Gasco, L., Rojo, S., Tanga, C.M., Meier, R., Rhode, C., Picard, C.J.,  Jiggins, C.D.,  Leiber, F., Tomberlin, J.K.,  Hasselmann, M., Blanckenhorn, W.U., Kapun M., Sandrock, C. (2021) Global population genetic structure and demographic trajectories of the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens. BMC Biology 19: 94

Kenis, M., Pomalégni, S.C.B., Sankara, F., Nkegbe, E.K., Koko, G.K.D. (2021) Chapter 10. Insect Production and utilisation of insect products in Africa. In Hall, H., Fitches, E., Smith, R. (Eds.). Insects as Animal Feed. CABI, Wallingford, UK. Pp 75-78

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 11: 2735-2743.

Coulibaly, K., Sankara, F., Pousga, S., Nacoulma, P. J., Somé, M.B. and Nacro, H.B. (2020a). On station maggot production using poultry litter as substrate: assessment on the quantity and the chemical quality of the litter before and after maggot production in Burkina Faso. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 14: 1689-1697.

Coulibaly, K., Sankara, F., Pousga, S., Nacoulma, P. J., Somé, M.B. and Nacro, H.B. (2020b) Effects of poultry litter and the residues of maggot’s production on chemical fertility of a lixisol and maize (Zea mays L.) yield in western of Burkina Faso. Nigerian Journal of soil science 30: 2020 95-102

Dao, A.N.C., Sankara, F., Pousga, S., Coulibaly, K., Nacoulma, J.F., Ouedraogo, S., Kenis, M. and Somda, I. (2020a) Traditional methods of harvesting termites used as poultry feed in Burkina Faso. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 40: 109–118.

Dao, A.N.C., Nacambo, S., Sankara, F., Kenis, M. (2020b) Evaluation des méthodes de piégeage des termites au nord du Burkina Faso. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 14: 2556-2566.

Edénakpo, K.A., Ahoyo Adjovi, N.R., Pomalegni, S.C.B., Anato, C.H., Amagnide, A., Aboh, A.B., Chrysostome, C.A.A.M., Mensah, G.A. (2020a) Influence des rations alimentaires à base d’asticots sur la reproduction des poulets locaux au Bénin. Agronomie Africaine 32: 15– 24.

Edénakpo, K. A., Houndonougbo, P. V., Ahoyo Adjovi, N. R., Behingan, M. B., Houndonougbo, M. F., Chrysostome, C. A.A.M., Mensah G. A., (2020b) Influence du complément alimentaire d’asticots frais sur la productivité des poules locales et le revenu des aviculteurs au Sud-Ouest du Bénin. Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences 45: 7916-7930.

Ganda H., Abihona A.H., Zannou-Boukari E.T., Kenis M., Chrysostome C.A.A.M., Mensah G.A. (2020) Influence of adult diet on biological parameters of the housefly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae). The Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology. 81: 46

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. and 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.

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.

Traore, I., Pousga, S., Sankara, F., Coulibaly, K., Nacoulma, J.-P., Kenis, M., Mensah, G.A., Ouédraogo, G.A. (2020a) Étude du comportement alimentaire de la pintade locale (Numida meleagris, L.) à l’Ouest du Burkina-Faso. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 14: 154-169.

Traore, I., Pousga, S., Sankara, F., Zongo, Z.G., Coulibaly, K., Nacoulma, J.-P., Kenis, M., Mensah, G.A., Ouédraogo, G.A. (2020b) Influence des larves séchées de mouches domestiques (Musca domestica, L.) sur la prise alimentaire du poulet local (Gallus domesticus, L.) au Burkina Faso. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences 45: 7884-7899

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

Edénakpo, A.K., Kouato, O.G., Adjovi, N.R.A., Chrysostome, A.A.C., Mensah, G.A. (2019). Caractérisation morpho biométrique des poulets locaux élevés à Héssouhoué dans la commune d’Aplahoué au Sud du Benin. Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin 24-35.

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.

Nkegbe, E., Adu-Aboagye, A., Affedzie-Obresi, S., Wallace, P., Boafo, H.A, Clottey, V.C., Nacambo, S., Kenis, M., Karbo¹, N., Aning, K.G. (2019) Effects of housefly larvae meal on blood cells, serum electrolytes and biochemical parameters of grower phase indigenous coastal savanna ecotype chicken in southern Ghana. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science 9: 33-38.

Nkegbe, E., Arwo, B.H., Adu-Aboagye, G., Afedzie-Obresi, S., Wallace,P., Karbo, N., Clottey, V., Nacambo, S., Kenis, M., and Aning, K.G. (2019) Microbial isolates associated with potential housefly larvae meal (HFLM) production substrates in Southern Ghana. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science 9: 135-140.

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

Bénin

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).

Ghana

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

ARI and CABI (2021) Technology profile business case. Black soldier fly larvae production and use as an alternative protein source for poultry feed.

Burkina Faso

Dao et al. (2021) Pratiques endogènes de collecte des termites pour la nutrition aviaire au Burkina Faso

Dao et al. (2021) Méthode de piégeage et de tri des termites pour leur valorisation dans l’alimentation de la volaille au Burkina Faso

Sankara et al. (2021) Techniques de production de larves (asticots) de Musca domestica pour l’aviculture au Burkina Faso

Sankara et al. (2021) Méthodes d’extraction et de séchage des larves de mouches domestiques pour l’alimentation animale au Burkina Faso

Coulibali et al. (2021) Les résidus de production d’asticots, substrats organiques pour une gestion durable des terres au Burkina Faso

Coulibali et al. (2021) Qualité agronomique des résidus de production d’asticots au Burkina Faso

Traoré et al. (2021) Moment propice pour une complémentation protéique efficiente utilisant des larves de mouche domestique (Musca domestica, L) en alimentation de la volaille locale

Videos

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

CABI and ARI (2020) Exploring Insect Larvae as a sustainable alternative for protein feed and waste management.

Presentation of IFWA by the Food systems caravan (2020). Link

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.