The Black Soldier Fly project is the only commercial centre producing larvae for sale in Uganda.
The flies feed off waste collected from local markets and fields and produce high protein larvae which can be used to feed chickens or other animals.
There is no carbon footprint, the local area is cleared up of waste food and the product is very high in protein.
The black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) is the most promising insect candidate for nutrient-recycling through the bioconversion of organic waste into biomass, thereby improving the sustainability of protein supplies for animal feed and facilitating the transition to a circular economy.
Joy For Humanity is the commercial leader in farming Black Soldier Flies in Uganda. We have partnered with Makerere University to develop the farm.
JFH has developed a hub farm of 16 fly nets which will be both a production centre and an education centre.
Currently, we are researching the best food mix for feeding chickens.
The next stage is to train local farmers and provide them with nets to farm the flies on the patch of land. This gives them a source of revenue, not dependant and climate and one that builds a circular economy with no waste.
In the future, it is possible to produce a range of products from the Black Soldier Flies larvae but this will take time.