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Modern Concepts & Developments in Agronomy

Black Soldier Fly-An Invaluable Weapon in the War for the Sustainability of the Agrarian Economy and Defense of the Environment

  • Open or CloseRegina Menino1* and Daniel Murta2,3,4

    1Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, IP (INIAV), Av. da República, Quinta do Marquês, 2780-159 Oeiras, Portugal

    2EntoGreen-Ingredient Odyssey SA, Santarém, Portugal

    3CiiEM-Centro de investigação interdisciplinar Egas Moniz, Campus Universitário, Quinta da Granja Monte de Caparica, 2829-511 Caparica, Portugal

    4CIISA, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

    *Corresponding author:Regina Menino, Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, IP (INIAV), Av. da República, Quinta do Marquês, 2780-159 Oeiras, Portugal

Submission: March 26, 2021;Published: April 05, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/MCDA.2021.08.000687

ISSN: 2637-7659
Volume8 Issue3


The growing demographic pressure, worldwide, has been alerting our planet, in an increasingly alarming way, to a progressive food deficit and a growing degradation of the quality of the environment; thus, the urgent need for new alternatives for agricultural production (among others) has been revealing the potential of insects in the two aspects mentioned above. In this context, the black soldier fly has revealed an invaluable potential for the biological composting of the remnants of agricultural production, with the triple objective of eliminating potentially polluting products, producing food for livestock farming and producing organic fertilizers capable of competing with chemical fertilizers, without the harmful effects of the latter, and with a high potential for the sustainability of the productivity of agricultural soils. The present communication, based on the advances that scientific experimentation has shown in this area, intends to highlight the high potential of this dipteran in the desideratum in question, particularly in the context of a circular economy.

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