Maggots new protein craze in Uganda

Dr Emma Naluyima at her farm Copyright: Joseph Elunya

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Episode 24

It might be an idea that makes you squirm, but small-scale farmers in Uganda are getting excited about maggots. Researchers say new studies have shown the larvae of the black soldier fly, which can be found across Sub-Saharan Africa, are a protein-packed feast for chickens, pigs and fish.

This week, Africa Science Focus reporter Joseph Elunya meets farmers who are embracing the bug revolution.

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Africa Science Focus, with Selly Amutabi.

This programme was funded by the European Journalism Centre, through the European Development Journalism Grants programme, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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