Walmart Brazil has signed an agreement with a Brazilian university and other organizations to aid the development of two different types of tilapia.
The Brazilian division of the US-based giant has signed an agreement with the State University of Santa Cruz (UESC) and with the institution Casa Familiar of Aguas del Bajo Sur (CFA-BSB), linked to the Inland Water Farmers’ Cooperative (Coopecon) to develop two new versions of tilapia.
One will be omega-3 rich; the other is described by the press release ad being “salmon-like”.
Changes in the feed will be used to develop both products.
The agreement was concluded in the framework of the International Fair of Fisheries and Aquaculture Aquapreca Brasil, organized earlier this month in Bahia.
Marcelo Almada, commercial director of Walmart Brazil, said the agreement will enable social and financial growth in the region, and the improvement of the quality of the resource.
“It will be an exclusive product of our stores, which will certainly make a difference in our sales,” he said