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A cricket farm first for Kyrgyzstan

This is Kyrgyzstan's first cricket farm

It is home to around one tonne of crickets

Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) CRICKET FARM OWNER, ADYL GARAPOV, SAYING:

"Our main business is producing cricket flour with high protein content. Our flour contains no less than 70% of protein and many micro and macro elements."

Garapov hopes to cash in on demand in China next door

He was inspired by online articles about breeding crickets

Through trial and error he has built his farm from scratch

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) CRICKET FARM OWNER, ADYL GARAPOV, SAYING:

"Over half a year, there were three cases where we lost a whole generation overnight. And we don't have any experts in this field around. We have people who want to help us but they don't know how to do it."

But to export shipments he needs at least five tonnes of the bugs

In the meantime he sells the deep-fried insects as snacks

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