Combined population of nearly 40 million people in the region
Tilapia is commonly eaten by nearly 40 million people within a day’s drive of the Chicoa farm. This includes the urban regions of Tete, Blantyre, Lilongwe, Lusaka, Harare and Beira. The potential demand for fish in the region is 400 000 tpa, based on the African average. The population is among the fastest growing in the world. The GDP of the region is increasing.
Positioned to supply big industries
Extraction companies are under pressure to source their food locally and according to local palate. For example, Vale in Tete requires 70 tons of protein per month, serving seven million meals per year; and gas operations in Cabo Delgado will need 500 tons of protein each month. These companies are actively searching for reliable Mozambican suppliers.
Shortage in supply high quality protein
There is a distinct preference for our tilapia as it is a locally grown, familiar and high quality fish. Fish is generally in short supply, with demand being supplemented with lower quality imported mackerel and Chinese fish. Imported fish are unpopular with the consumers and governments.