House fly larvae are a suitable and sustainable source of protein for poultry in Africa, but their traditional use in family farming has never been demonstrated and quantified. A large survey among traditional poultry farmers in Benin shows that on the average, 5.7% of them produce house fly larvae to feed their poultry.
Pomalégni, S.C.B., Gbemavo, D.S.J.C., Kpadé, C.P., Kenis, M. and Mensah, G.A. (2017) Traditional use of fly larvae by small poultry farmers in Benin. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed 3(3), 187–192.
Traditional use of fly larvae by small poultry farmers in Benin