To lead Zambia in becoming a regional fisheries powerhouse, by sustainably developing its fisheries resources
To implement and scale sustainable aquaculture as a long-term solution to malnourishment
Yalelo’s modern aquaculture practices will contribute towards ending decades of disastrous over-fishing
Multi-stakeholder partnerships are core to the success of Aquaculture in Zambia
Welcome to Yalelo!
Yalelo is building the leading producer of fresh tilapia fish in Zambia. Fish is in chronic undersupply in Zambia and surrounding countries due to a long period of booming consumption which has depleted natural stocks. Consumers have turned to expensive frozen imports but would quickly switch to a fresh local brand. Yalelo has assembled a world-class local management team, experienced in aquaculture. This team is building Yalelo into the leading local fresh fish producer, with the potential to expand throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
Yalelo grows organic tilapia fish in Lake Kariba, Zambia. Fish are fed a grain-based diet and grow in floating nets on the open water. Yalelo uses the latest aquaculture techniques to ensure fish welfare and optimal growth.
Yalelo is closely integrated with its community through a relationship of mutual benefit and respect. In addition to providing quality local employment, we are also engaged in numerous community empowerment projects.
Over-fishing is an undisputed problem globally and particularly in Zambia . Yalelo is directly reversing the trend by breeding and growing sustainable tilapia. Food security is strengthened, local diets are improved and wild fish can re-populate.
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