Japanese launches cricket farming tours in Cambodia

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.

In full: https://www.ttgasia.com/2020/02/03/japanese-launches-cricket-farming-tours-in-cambodia/

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