Join us for an enlightening and empowering workshop where you’ll delve into the practices that form the foundation of sustainable agriculture. This workshop is designed for farmers, agricultural enthusiasts, and anyone interested in cultivating a healthier and more resilient food system. 

Topics covered:

Waste-reared Black Soldier Fly Larvae for Animal Feed and Soil Fertility by Dr. Somaya Naser El Deer, Researcher for Insects as Food and Feed and Project Leader at Wageningen University & Research

Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae present a sustainable solution for both animal nutrition and soil enrichment. These larvae efficiently convert organic waste, such as food scraps, and agricultural and industrial by-products, into high-quality protein and fat, making them an ideal feed source for livestock and poultry. Rich in essential amino acids and nutrients, BSF larvae contribute to improved animal growth and health while reducing reliance on traditional feed sources like soy and fish meal. Moreover, when integrated into composting systems, the residue (frass) from BSF larvae processing enhances soil fertility. The larvae produce nutrient-rich frass, a valuable organic fertilizer that promotes plant growth and soil structure. This dual-purpose utilization of waste-reared BSF larvae aligns with the principles of circular economy and sustainable agriculture, offering a promising alternative to conventional waste management and feed production practices. Waste-reared BSF larvae hold great potential to create a more resilient and eco-friendly agricultural system. 


Strengthening Ghana’s Grain Market with the ‘Grains for Growth’ Programme by Ms. Mascha Middelbeek, Programme Director of the Value Chain Transformation Unit at IDH.

The Grains for Growth Programme aims to develop inclusive, and economically viable grain-supply chains that will offer employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, contribute to better incomes, and improve the livelihoods of farmers, especially women and youth. This programme does not only impact livelihood and improve local sourcing of grains but leverages the successful work already done to incorporate regenerative agriculture practices, build farm ecosystems, and reduce our environmental footprint. 




Regenerative Agriculture: Feeding the crop or feeding the soil? by Mr. Michel de Voogd, Area Manager for East Africa of Den Ouden GrowSolutions.

In 2024 farmers around the world have realised the importance of soil health. Even though we are still learning the complexity and functionality of the micro-organisms which keep our soils in balance, we do already see the damage the long-term use of synthetic fertilizers does to these microbes. These are so necessary for the plants to uptake their minerals, produce our food and defend themselves against pests and diseases.

In Den Ouden GrowSolutions, we strongly believe that we shouldn’t just feed the crops, but rather maintain a healthy soil balance. When we restore our soils, the soil can feed the crops in a much healthier way. In this workshop, you hear what we can do to sustain our farms for generations to come. Our organic fertilizers, bio-stimulants and soil enhancers are used effectively on the African continent and help farmers to become less vulnerable to climate change. 


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NABC is the leading Dutch networking organization for trade and investment facilitation on the African continent.