Japanese social entrepreneur Seiya Ashikari is using tourism as a tool to push Cambodia’s cricket farming industry.
In August 2018, the 24-year-old pressed pause mid-way through pursuing a biology PhD in Tokyo to volunteer on a cricket farming project in Cambodia.
Ashikari saw that growing the insects were a potential way to boost the income of farmers struggling to make ends meet cultivating traditional crops. He launched Ecologgie, helping train farmers and turn their produce into cricket-based protein powder and nutritious snacks.
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