Devising a Roadmap to enable export-readiness in the Thai edible insect industry

    Project: Research

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    Thailand is the world’s largest producer of edible insects, supplying into domestic and regional markets. The global market for edible insects is expanding rapidly and there is potential for significant growth into markets, such as the EU and UK, which can offer greater value added for Thai exporters. This research will underpin the development of a roadmap to overcome barriers and which will enable Thailand's edible insect industry to achieve export readiness. For example, Thai producers lack knowledge of the protocols of international trade for insect-based products, including importing nations’ legislation and standards, as well as Thailand’s export regulations.

    To achieve the roadmap, this project will create an institutional link between Mahasarakham University, KhonKean University, Thailand and Coventry University, UK to support the edible insect industry in achieving export readiness. This link will enable a multi-disciplinary team of researchers to collaborate and share their diverse knowledge and experience. Opportunities for capacity building within the UK and Thai teams will be developed as the basis for longer term partnership.
    Short titleBC Newton Thailand
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date1/03/2128/02/22

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