Latin America has an old tradition of entomophagy and is currently the second largest market for edible insects in the world. However, the number of start-ups producing edible insects is still very low, when compared to Europe and North America. This review analyses the potential of farming and processing edible insects in Latin America using the systemic competitiveness approach in order to list the main opportunities and challenges for the development of the sector in the region.
Most recently, one article in the field of industry development has been published by I.M. Bermúdez-Serrano, member of our SEPT Team at Leipzig University. The topic is about: "Challenges and opportunities for the development of an edible insect food industry in Latin America".