"Exploring entomophagy in Northern Benin: Practices, Perceptions and Possibilities"


Laura Riggi, PhD Candidate at SLU (Ecology Department) presented her work on insects as food in Benin on the 14 October 2016.

The audience, composed mostly by ecologists, biologists and cultural anthropologists, discussed epistemological and methodological differences and similarities betwee the natural and social sciences, and potential cross-disciplinary inquiries that could deepen Riggi's resarch. Specific issues discussed concerned "mapping" as a cultural and scientific exercise, food as a tool for creating/crossing boundaries in Africa, and "traditions" from a natural sciences and cultural perspective.

We thank all our guests from SLU and look forward to more exchanges in the future.





Laura Riggi