Chrysantus M. Tanga

Senior Scientist

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi, Kenya


Dr. Chrysantus Mbi Tanga is a Senior Scientist and the Head of Insects for Food, Feed and Other Uses (INSEFF) Programme at icipe.

Dr. Tanga received his BSc in Zoology and MSc in Medical Entomology from the University of Buea, Cameroon. Through the ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarship, he obtained his PhD in Agricultural Entomology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2012. He returned to icipe, Nairobi, Kenya, as a consultant in 2013, and later as a Postdoctoral Fellow under the African Fruit Fly Programme (AFFP) in 2014. As a Postdoctoral fellow, Tanga managed and provided a lot of support to the INSEFF programme and in 2019, he was recruited as a Research Scientist in the same programme.

His dedication and innovation in Insects for Food and Feed has been largely successful at multiple levels, transforming and facilitating growth in the utilisation of insects for food and feed, development of standards for commercial insect products, resource mobilisation, up-scaling etc.

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