Posted: Wed, February 08, 2017 | By: Nyakiyumbu Widows Orphanage Humanist School
Grasshoppers are widely eaten in many parts of western Uganda. They fly through the area in huge swarms 2-3 times a year - they are collected and cooked with oil and salt. BBI members have eaten many grasshoppers; we vouch for their tastiness. Grasshoppers are also nutritious; very high in protein.
To help two of our schools catch an enormous quantity of the grasshoppers, BBI has provided funds to build “Grasshopper Traps.” The devices have long tubes that lead into barrels - a bright light shines our from inside the barrel, luring the insects inside.
Below are the materials of a Grasshopper Trap, provided to Nyakiyumbu Widows Orphanage School via funds from Bob Pellissier.