Besides preserving valuable foreign currency spent on importing fossil fuels, Equilibre’s business model is geared to generate jobs in the SME and small farmer sector, as well as addressing large-scale agricultural production.

In Mauritius, where Equilibre is based, the decline in sugar has resulted in 15,000 hectares of land being abandoned. This not only results in job loss and impacts GDP, but abandoned land presents a serious ecological threat.

Equilibre is already working to put thousands of workers back on the field by creating a viable alternative to sugar.