Yalelo is a PE-backed African agribusiness in Zambia. Founded in 2011, Yalelo is a pioneer of aquaculture in Africa, bringing together local resources and world-leading practices. Yalelo recognise that international investment can create both wealth and imbalance, and are working to rectify legacy disadvantages, by empowering local residents. Yalelo has grown rapidly to become Africa’s largest producer of fish, as well as, the leading fish distribution and sales business in Zambia. The Yalelo team is applying international best practice, proprietary R&D, and data-driven operations to bring down production costs and ease the pressure on Zambia’s struggling wild-capture fisheries sector.
Yalelo have created and implemented a scalable solution They have grown quickly to become one of the leading fisheries firms in Africa. Their pristine water, locally produced non-GMO fish feed, and a robust cold-chain, results in a product quality and affordability that is transforming the customer experience. In addition, Yalelo have launched several local community programmes, supporting health and social development initiatives which drive the well-being and empowerment of the local community.
Yalelo is committed to maintaining its aggressive growth over the next five years, driving production costs progressively lower, and further expanding distribution within Zambia and neighbouring markets.