Protifarm produces large quantities of sustainable, high quality insect ingredients for the food and pharmaceutical industry and is based in Ermelo, The Netherlands. The company history started in 1981 with the founding of Kreca. Kreca is among the most recognized and respected insect producers worldwide with in-house knowledge of and experience with the rearing of more than ten species of insects (different species of mealworms, grasshoppers, crickets etc). In 2015, Protifarm acquired all activities of Kreca and is currently in the process of scaling up the buffalo (Alphitobius diaperinus) for the food and pharmaceutical industry.

Our facilities will start to deliver large quantities of high grade insect products in 2017 and we plan to rapidly expand our facilities worldwide. End products are whole insects, protein powders (isolated, concentrated, hydrolysed) and (refined) lipids under the name of EntoPure. Protifarm has its own Research and Development center in which research is executed on demand for external clients and continuous optimization takes place for our own products and facilities. Protifarm works closely together with top universities and technological research institutes worldwide.  This is done under strict quality and animal welfare standards.

As part of Protifarm, Kreca continues to deliver our high quality products and services in existing feed and food markets while Protifarm further aims to serve the international food ingredient and pharmaceutical industry with its innovative products and techniques.

Currently all our facilities are closed for tours.
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The world is facing numerous difficulties in order to feed everyone in a sustainable manner.
At Protifarm we believe insects will play an important role in solving the world’s food problems.



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Protifarm is a large scale producer of premium, natural and sustainable ingredients of the buffalo for the food, personal care and pharmaceutical industry


Eradicate Poverty & Hunger

Healthy Nutrition

Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Natural Resources

Responsible Production & Consumption

Global Partnerships to Reach our Goals


Upscaling Innovative Ingredient Production at Proti-Farm

Proti-Farm is Scaling Up its Production of Sustainable Food Ingredients

3 May 2018

Meeting the increasing demand for proteins has given rise to a variety of alternatives. Now the technology is available for one of these new protein sources to make a true impact in overcoming the global food challenges!

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Successful Launch of Tasty Burgers into German Supermarkets!

26 April 2018

Congratulations to Baris & Max on the successful launch of their tasty burger (made with our buffalo’s) into German supermarkets! This innovative burger is a great example of how to incorporate insects into a sustainable, healthy product that looks and tastes delicious. Keep up the great work Bugfoundation!    

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Plumento Insect Pasta

German Metro Group Starts Selling Mealworm Pasta

6 March 2018

Insect muesli for breakfast, a salad with insect croutons for lunch and insect noodles in the evening. In search of new products, the Düsseldorf-based Metro Group now relies on foods with insect proteins. Mealworm noodles are currently on offer. Founder Daniel Mohr of the Pforzheimer start-up Plumentofoods is convinced of the health benefits of foods with insect proteins.

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Together with our industry experts we continuously optimize our solutions whereas sustainability, reliability, safety, traceability are key.