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Centre D’etude et D’appui Technique aux Initiatives Locales de Developpement

Study and Technical Support Center for Local Development Initiatives (CEATILD) is a Congolese nonprofit organization that provides training to poor, small-scale farmers in sustainable agricultural practices including poultry production, aquaculture, beekeeping, cricket farming and silkworm production. FFO and CEATILD are building a research and training center at the University of Kinshasa where CEATILD is based, providing agricultural training opportunities for FFO and CEATILD beneficiaries.

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Association des Femmes D’affaires du Congo

Association of Business Women of Congo (AFAC) is a Congolese nonprofit organization that promotes the inclusion of Congolese women in business, government and in areas of decision-making. AFAC focuses their actions on the following principles: Economic empowerment of women by facilitating their access to financial and other resources; the development of women's participation in the political / public decision-making process at local and national levels; promotion of equality and gender-related processes to defend the interests of women; and capacity building in all aspects of business creation, development and management to improve the competitiveness of women.
FFO and AFAC are working together to provide training in insect farming techniques, basic business principles, food handling and safety and food preparation to vulnerable women and youth in Kinshasa.

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Institut National de la Recherche Biomédicale

National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB) is the national biomedical research laboratory for the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The INRB is a multidisciplinary institute that collectively has hundreds of years of experience in both identifying, treating and preventing disease in the DRC and around the world.
The research institute is composed of six laboratories dedicated to Virology, Parasitology, Bacteriology, Clinical Biology, Pathology, and Entomology where the Farms for Orphans research farm and headquarters are located.

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Université de Kinshasa

University of Kinshasa, commonly known as UNIKIN, located about 16 miles south of central Kinshasa, is one of the three major universities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. UNIKIN had an enrollment of 29,554 and a faculty and research staff of 1,929 in the 2018-2019 academic year, and currently has twelve academic divisions: Arts and Humanities, Law, Economics and Management, Social Sciences Policy and Administrative, Engineering, Science (Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Geology), Agricultural Sciences, Psychology and Educational Sciences, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and Petrochemistry and Renewable Energies.
FFO and CEATILD were given university land to build a research and training center, benefiting UNIKIN students as well as FFO/CEATILD beneficiaries.

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Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch

Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch (RMMR) is Colorado’s first and only edible insect farm, raising crickets and mealworms for wholesale to restaurants and food manufactures. We also carry a full line of edible insect products from certified producers, including cricket powder. (Wholesale inquiries sales@rmmr.co)

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Our foundation is teaming up with partners around the world to take on some tough challenges: extreme poverty and poor health in developing countries, and the failures of America’s education system. We focus on only a few issues because we think that’s the best way to have great impact, and we focus on these issues in particular because we think they are the biggest barriers that prevent people from making the most of their lives.

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ELEVATED HONEY

A company dedicated to preserving traditional Asian beekeeping methods to produce the world’s purest honey. Our honey comes from naturally-occurring wild beehives located in the highlands of China. Real, raw, and untouched. Additionally, we reinvest more than 50% of our profits to our social mission.

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Crushed Protein

Crushed Protein is the UK's first and only ready to mix protein powder made with insect protein.
Did you know that according to the US National Library of Medicine more than 65% of the human population has a reduced ability to digest lactose after childhood? That increases to more than 90% in those of Asian descent.

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The Colorado School of Public Health

The Colorado School of Public Health is the first and only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country, and providing a vital contribution towards ensuring our region’s health and well-being.

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Congo Relief Mission

Congo Relief Mission, Inc. (CRM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization established in 1996. Our objectives are to ease human suffering and to provide development assistance within the Congo, starting with Mbujimayi. Our four priority areas are: humanitarian assistance, health care, education and communication.

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Little Heards

Little Herds is an entomophagy advocacy nonprofit that educates and empowers communities, both locally and globally, to support and promote the use of insects for food and feed as an environmentally sound and economically viable source of nutrition.

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Food And Agriculture Organization Of The UN

The FAO is working in Kinshasa, DRC to devise farming methods for several popular insect species including caterpillars and palm weevil larvae. We are excited to work with the FAO to devise cricket farming methods.

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Brooklyn Bugs

Brooklyn Bugs' mission is to raise appreciation and awareness of edible insects through delicious, fun, and creative programming. After producing NYC’s first festival dedicated to edible insects over Labor Day Weekend in 2017, Brooklyn Bugs received notable press that shared its interest in promoting the gastronomical, sustainable and ecologically friendly aspects of entomophagy or the human consumption of insects.

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The Colorado Coalition for African Empowerment

The Colorado Coalition for African Empowerment is comprised of nine Colorado registered non-profits that are scaling up based on their collective successful empowerment projects in twenty African countries. CCAE was introduced in 2010 and we are all unpaid volunteers.

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Entomo Farms

Entomo Farms is a food grade cricket and millworm farming business based in Ontario, Canada. They are a global leader in the cultivation of cricket flour, cricket powder and insect protein; delivering the planet’s most sustainable food source.

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The Rotary Club of Centennial

Rotary is a worldwide organization that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. The main objective of Rotary is service, camaraderie and networking — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

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THE NORTH AMERICAN COALITION FOR INSECT AGRICULTURE

The North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture (NACIA) began in 2016 when around fifty stakeholders in the insects for food and feed industry met at the Eating Insects Detroit Conference. Initially working as the North American Edible Insect Coalition (NAEIC), through 2016 and 2017 a board of directors was nominated and elected from among the public by and for the educators, researchers and entrepreneurs in the growing “BugAg,” movement.

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Living Forest Trust

Living Forest Trust (LIFT) is a Cameroon based nonprofit organization. LIFT promote’s research on the valorization and rational utilization of biological resources to enhance sustainable development, participatory forestry and community based conservation of biodiversity.

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