Kanahau is proud to introduce our latest invertebrate project!
The project aims to set up a small-scale insect farm to breed and convert non-invasive insects into alternative food sources for the island of Utila. This island struggles to gain cost-effective, nutritional food sources (due heavily to the cost of shipping from main land Honduras) and is being rapidly deforested to provide more space for farming cattle.
Why are we doing this ?
This project would provide a new, sustainable food source that would allow these beautiful and important forests to survive, supporting both the wildlife of the island as well as the local community. Supplying the people of Utila with this new trade skill would create many job opportunities, improving the overall economy of the island and greatly benefiting the local community. In addition, insect research will be furthered to gain a better understanding of the populations on the island to benefit science and the preservation of these vital ecosystems.
A fundraising event was held at the PANDEMONIO restaurant, in Pavia, Italy on March 13, 2017 by our very special collaborators.
Part of the profit was donated to the project allowing us to purchase all of the necessary materials to start the farm. A huge thank you to everyone who attended the dinner and for all who donated! We will keep you updated with the progress on this exciting new project on this page. Keep your eyes peeled!