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How to develop the Thai cricket industry towards sustainable food supply chains

The COVID-19 pandemic has visible implications on the well-functioning of agriculture and other sectors directly involved in food production activities (e.g. declining agricultural workforce or heavily disrupted supply chains) – including on the insect production sector.

The European Green Deal initiated by the European Commission sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. It maps a new, sustainable and inclusive growth strategy to boost the economy, improve people’s health and quality of life, care for nature, and leave no one behind.

This pamphlet has its purpose to describe the benefits and necessities for Thailand to take the leading position in South East Asia when it comes to producing alternative and sustainable proteins based on crickets.

From innovative biocontrol enterprises to ingenious food and feed pioneers, several industrial projects have emerged around the globe (e.g. Southeast Asia, US and Canada). Presently, Europe is a leader in terms of industrial and technological advancement in the area of insect production, with one exception, Global Bugs Asia in Thailand.

Global Bugs Asia promoted by the Board Of Investment (BOI) with its head office located in Bangkok and the production unit placed in Prachuab Kirikhan is managed by a team of senior Thai and Swedish entrepreneurs with the aim to become one of the largest cricket producing companies in the world bringing Asian traditions of entomophagy with Swedish high tech solutions together, presenting the EntoBox solution, the heart of the EntoPark cricket production and processing in Thailand.

Our novel methodology lies in the EntoBox, a cricket cultivation box with 7 subsystems designed to facilitate all stages of the breeding cycle, resulting in higher egg success rate, doubling the harvesting cycles per year (10 cycles vs. 5):

The EntoBox represents a real paradigm shift in the cricket’s rearing systems. Conceived to be vertically stacked in 6 boxes per pallet at a total height of 9 meters, it allows for automatic internal transportation using AGV’s taking 6 boxes at the time from the farming area to the process area, all in full correspondence with the new and strict novel food regulations to be implemented by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Read more by reading this pamphlet.

Kanitsanan Thanthitiwat CEO Global Bugs Asia

Kanitsanan Thanthitiwat
Co-Founder / CEO

Global Bugs Asia
2022/24 3rd floor
Phahonyothin Rd. 34/1
Sena Nikom, Chatuchak,
Bangkok 10900

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