The delegation trip to Uganda organized by Access2innovation, in collaboration with The Danish Agriculture & Food Council and The Danish Embassy, was highly successful.

During the trip, the representatives actively engaged in the 3rd Uganda-European Union Business Forum, with the objective of encouraging European investment in Uganda to boost trade, particularly increasing Ugandan exports to the European Union.


“We were very happy, that the Danish delegation of seven companies from the agricultural sector visited us in Uganda for the business forum. This was a fine opportunity for discussing possible collaborations with Ugandans and Ugandan companies specialized in this sector. The Forum helped them further discuss agriculture and food technologies and value addition of agricultural products for Uganda’s economic growth.

The delegation came with new technologies and opportunities. These included advanced methods of handling agricultural waste, methods to make the chicken processing more efficient, or easily installed, energy-efficient cold storage among others. Through this visit, the delegates hopefully got an understanding of the dynamics of the agricultural sector as a business in Uganda,” tells team leader Ole Rasmussen from the Danish Embassy. 

“Couldn’t have been better”

“It was an excellent delegation trip – it exceeded all expectations.” Such are the words about our delegation trip to Uganda in March 2024 by David Munk-Bogballe from the company Insectum.

“I joined the delegation trip because our products target markets that might resemble Uganda. So, it was a good opportunity to see what can be achieved here. We got a really good impression of that. I came home feeling very confident that our solution fits well in this part of the world,” says David Munk-Bogballe. He continues:

“Our goal was also to come back with a concrete identified project that we can continue to work on. We got that. We had so many meetings that we stayed in Uganda for ten days in total, that is, six days beyond the planned trip. It was truly excellent and beyond all expectations. Thanks to both Access2innovation, especially John (Magnay) and Karin (Elisabeth Lind), and of course the Danish Embassy. It was ideal that there was both a joint program and plenty of room for individual activities. In fact, it couldn’t have been better.”

Insectum: Turning waste streams into protein and fat

Insectum has launched a groundbreaking system that converts residual streams from, for example, agriculture and the food industry into protein and fat. The produced protein and fat are used for food, pet food, aquaculture, and livestock. Production takes place through the breeding of larvae of the black soldier fly. They grow very quickly, are rich in protein and fat, and are fed with organic by-products and residues from the food industry, food waste, livestock manure, and other by-products from agriculture.

The system is a cost-effective modular solution that is quick to build and transport globally. The larvae are bred in modules based on recycled shipping containers. These are converted into production units that can be set up without the need for buildings.

Insectum’s system is protected by patents in major markets such as the USA, China, India, and the EU, as well as in several other countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and South America.