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Wheat cultivation and harvest training programme targets women entrepreneurs

Date: December 09, 2013
Domain:Agriculture and Food Security
Persona: Citizen; Government

GIS – 9 December: Some 20 potential women entrepreneurs participated from 18 November to 6 December 2013 in a three-week training programme on Wheat Cultivation and Harvest organised by the Mauritius Research Council (MRC) in collaboration with the National Women Council.
The training programme is part of the second phase of the Experimental Wheat Cultivation project, spearheaded by the MRC, which this year, was conducted at St Aubin, St Antoine and Petit Merlot. 
The training programme aimed at encouraging women, in particular women entrepreneurs, to enrol in Wheat Cultivation Project and to start up small-scale wheat plantation initiative. It focused on dissemination of results of the wheat cultivation project with focus on Wheat Cultivation, Harvest and Artisanal Processing.
The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to reduce unemployment and at the same time attain food security through the creation of small and medium enterprises.
A Certificate ceremony will be held on Thursday 12 December at the Conference Room of the MRC in Ebène. An exhibition is also scheduled to present the various products made by the women during the training programme through the use of the harvested wheat.
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