Search

Idealist logo
Jobs
Organization

Yolélé

Brooklyn, NY | http://yolelefoods.com
Logo of Yolélé

Joined in February 2019

About Us

Yolélé is a revolutionary African food company, focused on traditional crops. Yolélé’s mission is to improve the economy of West Africa and strengthen its communities.

Our first ingredient platform is fonio: a tiny, quick cooking, nutritious, gluten-free grain that only grows in West Africa and cooks similarly to couscous. Fonio is grown exclusively by smallholder farmers and is drought-tolerant. Its cultivation helps to combat the effects of climate change in the quickly desertifying region where it grows.

We are working to build a fair trade, vertically integrated supply chain and global market for fonio-- improving lives for farmers, combatting the effects of climate change through cultivation, and introducing consumers to a delicious, nutritious, African grain.

Yolélé Fonio is sold nationally online and in foodservice channels (fine dining, fast casual, educational and corporate campus dining), and in select retailers in NYC including Whole Foods Market.

We are working to introduce consumers to this awesome new-ancient grain.

Yolélé is a revolutionary African food company, focused on traditional crops. Yolélé’s mission is to improve the economy of West Africa and strengthen its communities.

Our first ingredient platform is fonio: a tiny, quick cooking, nutritious…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship

Location

  • 323 Garfield Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11215

Photos for Yolélé

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite organizations and get email alerts when new ones are posted.