Dr. Marwa Shumo

Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Health and sanitation
  • Ecosystem services
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • New Technologies
  • Urbanisation
  • Health
Research countries
  • Kenya
Research projects

Insects for feed programme (INSFEED)

Development and implementation of insect-based products to enhance food and nutritional security in sub-Saharan Africa (EntoNUTRI)

Additional information



International Doctorate in Development Studies,  Bonn International Graduate School for Development Research (BIGS-DR), University of Bonn, Germany

PhD Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn, Germany 

M.Sc Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences, University of Cologne,Germany

B.Sc Biotechnology, College of Arts &  Sciences, University of Nizwa, Oman


Agricultural Biotechnology, Entomology, Urban agriculture, Innovation in food and agricultural production systems, Organic waste management, Environment Health and Sanitation

Research affiliation

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology(icipe),Nairobi, Kenya http://www.icipe.org/


Shumo, Marwa Abdel Hamid Ibrahim Hassan.  2020.  Use of Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) in bioconversion and feed production.  Doctoral Thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn   Further Information


Shumo, M ; Osuga, I.M ; Khamis, F.M ; Tanga, C.M ; Fiaboe, K.M ; Subramanian, S ; Ekesi, S ; van Huis, A and Borgemeister, C..  2019.  The nutritive value of black soldier fly larvae reared on common organic waste streams in Kenya.  Scientific Reports , 9   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Shumo, M., Khamis, F.M. , Tanga, C.M., Fiaboe, K.M, Subramanian, S. , Ekesi, S., van Huis, A. , and Borgemeister, C..  2019.  Influence of Temperature on Selected Life-History Traits of Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Reared on Two Common Urban Organic Waste Streams in Kenya. Animals.  Animals, 9(3)   : 79   . Further Information


Marwa Shumo.  2018.  Edible Bugs - The New Beef?.  Further Information
Marwa Shumo.  2018.  Insekten sind das Neue Rind.  Further Information
Zivaljić, S., A. Schoenle, F. Nitsche, M. Hohlfeld, J. Piechocki, F. Reif, M. Shumo, A. Weiss, J. Werner, M. Witt, J. Voss, H. Arndt.  2018.  Survival of marine heterotrophic flagellates isolated from the surface and the deep sea at high hydrostatic pressure: Literature review and own experiments.  Deep-Sea Research Part II, 148   : 251-259   .


Prof. Christian Borgemeister and Marwa Shumo.  2016.  Insects meet an increasing demand for alternative animal protein.  Further Information
Shumo, M..  2016.  Black Soldier Fly: A Bio Tool for Converting Food Waste into Livestock Feed.  Solutions, 7 (4)   : 36-39   .

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ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management