Dr. Marwa Abdel Hamid Shumo

Research themes
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
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/


Chineme, A., Shumo, M., Assefa, G., Herremans, I., & Wylant, B..  2023.  Simple is Better When Appropriate: An Innovative Accessible Approach to Biowaste Treatment Using Wild Black Soldier Fly..  Solid Waste Management - Recent Advances, New Trends and Applications [Working Title].   (Open Acess)  Further Information


Chineme, Atinuke, Getachew Assefa, Irene M. Herremans, Barry Wylant, and Marwa Shumo.  2022.  African Indigenous Female Entrepreneurs (IFÉs): A Closed-Looped Social Circular Economy Waste Management Mode.  Sustainability, 14(18):11628   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Shumo Marwa, Khamis Fathiya M., Ombura Fidelis Levi, Tanga Chrysantus M., Fiaboe Komi K. M., Subramanian Sevgan, Ekesi Sunday, Schlüter Oliver K., van Huis Arnold, Borgemeister Christian.  2021.  A Molecular Survey of Bacterial Species in the Guts of Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Hermetia illucens) Reared on Two Urban Organic Waste Streams in Kenya.  Frontiers in Microbiology, 12   . (Open Access)   Further Information


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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