Through extensive research into the biology of crickets and effective production practices, Japanese university scientists have developed a unique and sustainable food system.
The ECOLOGGIE researchers train and work with Cambodian farmers to put the “ECOLOGGIE Model” into practice on a large scale.
The entire process from breeding to processing is overseen with great care and run with efficiency and quality at its core.
Our goal: To produce enough cricket protein to nourish the world.
The ECOLOGGIE Process
The “ECOLOGGIE Model” seeks to reduce the environmental footprint of protein production with a two-pronged approach – reducing waste and reducing wasteful consumption. The crickets are fed agricultural residue from existing farming practices that both nourishes the crickets and reduces the amount of agri-waste going to landfill. Therefore, no land, water, or other resources are required for growing crops for cricket feed, as we need for cows, pigs, and other farm animals.
The ECOLOGGIE Model reduces tons of agri-residuals
(agricultural waste) a year.
Switching from raising cattle to raising crickets reduces annual CO2 emissions and water consumption.
Community Supported Agriculture
ECOLOGGIE creates a local network of Cambodian farmers to breed the crickets and guarantees to purchase all crickets the farmers breed as part of its ECOLOGGIE Method Policy. Farmers in this network gain a valuable alternative income, which contributes to lifting rural communities out of poverty.
Providing Quality Jobs and Product
ECOLOGGIE creates jobs for a vulnerable population in Cambodia by employing people with physical disabilities to operate its processing plants. All workers are trained by Japanese researchers in best practices for clean and efficient processing in lab-like facilities, ensuring quality, environmentally friendly production from end to end.
The ECOLOGGIE Model for cricket breeding will provide 50 families with increased revenue.
126 children will be able to attend school due to their family’s increased income from cricket farming
(calculation based on average family numbers in Cambodia in the 2017 World Bank Report).
Sharing the Bounty
ECOLOGGIE products are sold locally as a healthy snack alternative to oil-fried crickets and internationally as healthy, protein-rich food supplements for humans, pet food, and commercial fish feed.
Because crickets are nutrient powerhouses, there are countless possibilities for product development.
Crickets can provide enough protein for more than a hundred thousand people a day (assuming 60g/day required protein consumption for an adult male).
By providing an alternative to fish feed, ECOLOGGIE crickets could save tons of fish flour (assuming the protein ration of fish flour is 66% – provided by Tokyo Noko University).
Cricket protein consumption can help reduce obesity levels in communities currently relying on animal meat for protein intake.