Walali Company Limited
Sustainable food production from local resources
Walali Company Limited creates a value chain for agro-processing on Rodrigues Island. Octopuses and red beans are purchased and processed locally. Contracts to be established with individual small-scale suppliers who meet sustainability criteria will ensure a secure market and guaranteed prices for these suppliers.
The retort pouch technology increases the availability of these perishable goods and reduces production and shipping costs. Adding value to bean-based products promotes organic agriculture and preservation of local food traditions.
Walali Co. Ltd is the main enterprise that first developed the production process, and continues to procure the raw materials and process and sell the final products.
The Mauritius Research Council (MRC) assists the enterprise with funding for research related to safety and quality assurance of octopus-based products.
The University of Mauritius supplies scientific expertise to supervise the implementation of the MRC-funded research.
2017 SAG-SEED Awards is supported by the SWITCH-Africa Green project, which is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union.