Reminder: Course in Insect Production for Food & Feed 8th May

New course for Insect Production for Food and Feed / Insectenproductie voor food en feed

Since 2012, HAS University of Applied Sciences has been active in developing theoretical and practical expertise in the field of insect production. There are now 22 projects that have been implemented and the HAS, in cooperation with NGN and WUR, has given a number of successful ‘trend lectures’ on “An Introduction to the Insect Chain”.

To meet the demand from the insect industry and industry professionals, the courses ‘Insectenproductie voor food en feed’ (in Dutch) and “Insect Production for Food and Feed’ (in English) are also being offered to interested parties. At this time, both courses are open for registration. In May 2017, the course with the most interest will be held.

Practical course in “Insect Production for Food and Feed”
In this course you will learn about the characteristics of different types of insects and their specific rearing conditions. How do I accommodate bugs? What are the best conditions to grow them in? What are the conditions needed to breed insects and what are the costs? These are just a few examples of questions that come to mind when you’re making a start in insect breeding. The course will include practical elements that are necessary for rearing different kinds of insects for food and feed and for the set-up of a (commercial) insect nursery.

The course is suitable for anyone interested in or wanting to start with insect breeding. In addition, the course is also ideal for anyone who works in the service sector.

If you want to know more about the subjects covered in the Insect Production for Food and Feed course or would like registration information, please email


There are a limited number of places available.
The course will be in either Dutch or English, depending on the most popular option.
The course fees are €2282,50 (excl. VAT)
Extra costs: Catering €17,50 / day (excl. VAT)

The Dutch-taught course will be held over 5 days on the 2nd May, 16th May, 30th May, 13th June and the 27th June.

The English-taught course will be held over 5 consecutive days beginning on the 8th of May.