Dr. Afton Halloran is a Canadian researcher at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen. She is a part of the GREEiNSECT research group (www.greeinsect.ku.dk), a group of public and private institutions investigating how insects can be utilized as a source of food and animal feed in Kenya.
Her research focuses on the socio-economic, nutritional, and environmental impacts of cricket farming in Thailand and Kenya. She formally worked as a consultant with the Insects for Food and Feed Programme at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome.
She is a co-author of the FAO’s most popular publication « Edible insects: future prospects for food and feed security ».
Afton holds a BSc (honours) in Global Resource Systems from the University of British Columbia, Canada and a MSc in Agricultural Development from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.