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Fruit Fly Rearing Facility inaugurated to control fruit flies

Fruit Fly Rearing Facility inaugurated to control fruit flies
Date:August 22, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 22 August, 2019: The inauguration of the Fruit Fly Rearing Facility, a mass rearing system producing high quality insects to the tune of Rs 50 million, aiming to control fruit fly population was inaugurated today at Réduit by the Minister of A


Winter Allowance to tea planters doubles in 2019

Winter Allowance to tea planters doubles in 2019
Date:August 22, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 22 August, 2019: The Winter Allowance to tea planters has been doubled this year so as to enable planters to better cater for their needs during the low harvest winter season, stated the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Se


Measures taken to address shortfall in production of certain crops highlighted by Agro-Industry Minister

Measures taken to address shortfall in production of certain crops highlighted by Agro-Industry Minister
Date:July 31, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 31 July, 2019: The production of potato from 2015 to 2018 increased from 16, 427 tons to some 18, 500 tons and a further rise of some 2, 000 tons is expected this year if climatic conditions are favourable. Moreover, a series of measures are b


IOIG 2019: Two Gold Medals in Judo finals for Mauritius

IOIG 2019: Two Gold Medals in Judo finals for Mauritius
Date:July 24, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 24 July, 2019: Mauritius bagged, yesterday, seven medals out of which two gold, in the second day of the Judo finals competition held at Côte d’Or national sports complex. The Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs, External Communicatio


Diversification is key to ensuring sustainability of the sugarcane industry, says Prime Minister

Diversification is key to ensuring sustainability of the sugarcane industry, says Prime Minister
Date:July 19, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 19 July, 2019: Government is committed to supporting small planters for more diversified agricultural ventures and ensure sustainability of the sugarcane industry in Mauritius, stated the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Comm


Reform in the sugarcane sector a necessity, says Prime Minister

Reform in the sugarcane sector a necessity, says Prime Minister
Date:July 12, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​GIS - 12 July, 2019: Government’s objective is to cater for the well-being of everyone involved in the sugarcane industry and to ensure that the sector remains viable and profitable. A reform is essential to boost the sector wherein diversification


Model Organic Farm to promote safer and sustainable food production

Model Organic Farm to promote safer and sustainable food production
Date:July 11, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 11 July, 2019: A Model Organic Farm, to provide planters with advice and assistance and carry out demonstrations on the techniques of organic agricultural production and practices, was launched today at the research station of the Food and Agr


Minister Seeruttun outlines measures taken to promote food security

Minister Seeruttun outlines measures taken to promote food security
Date:July 10, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 10 July, 2019: Several measures have been taken by the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security to promote food security over the past three years in the country. They are namely training, financial grants, research and development programm


Agroforestry development project to enhance rural livelihoods and agriculture productivity

Agroforestry development project to enhance rural livelihoods and agriculture productivity
Date:July 03, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 03 July, 2019: A two-day workshop under the Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) “Enhancing rural livelihoods and agriculture productivity through agroforestry development in Mauritius”, to introduce a new project on agroforestry to stakehold


Measures are being taken to ensure sustainability of the sugar cane sector, states Minister Seeruttun

Measures are being taken to ensure sustainability of the sugar cane sector, states Minister Seeruttun
Date:June 19, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 19 June, 2019: Government is taking a series of measures, such as the diversification of products namely, organic sugar and bioplastics, the introduction of Artificial Intelligence and precision agriculture to reduce cost of production, and th