28 Mar 2017

Vanuatu firm reaps rewards from hungry RSE workers

From , 6:04 am on 28 March 2017

A Vanuatu food company giving overseas seasonal workers a taste of home is set to increase its workforce as sales rise.
Vanuatu Fine Foods which processes local foods like taro, cassava and kumara, has found a strong market for its 'meal in a bag products' among ni-Vanuatu working on New Zealand orchards and vineyards.

Cornelia Wyllie set up the company in 2006 and she says it sources food from 2000 growers around Vanuatu.

She told Sally Round she's about to start a second shift to meet demand, taking the workforce producing just outside Port Vila up to 36.

Cornelia Wyllie of Vanuatu Fine Foods

Cornelia Wyllie of Vanuatu Fine Foods Photo: RNZI / Sally Round