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Budget 2019-2020: Measures to increase agricultural productivity and improve national food security

Budget 2019-2020: Measures to increase agricultural productivity and improve national food security
Date:June 12, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 12 June, 2019: The agricultural sector has contributed to 7.3 percent of total exports of goods in 2018, and has grown on average by 0.6 percent during the past four years. With regard to agriculture, Government aims to achieve the four-fold o


Agricultural sector Mobile application ‘Mokaro’ launched for planters

Agricultural sector Mobile application ‘Mokaro’ launched for planters
Date:June 06, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--ICT

GIS – 06 June  2019: A mobile application, ‘Mokaro’, which a first-of-its kind, aiming to guide planters in their agricultural ventures, was launched, last week, by the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun at the Food and


Incentives to be introduced to boost local milk production

Incentives to be introduced to boost local milk production
Date:June 04, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 04 June  2019: The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security is striving to boost the local milk production, which amounts, as at date, to only 4% of the milk and dairy products consumed in Mauritius, stated the Minister of Agro-Industry and


International Day for Biological Diversity: Endemic Plant Awareness Centre inaugurated

International Day for Biological Diversity: Endemic Plant Awareness Centre inaugurated
Date:May 30, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Environment--Sustainable Development

GIS – 30 May  2019: An Awareness Centre and a Pink Pigeon Display Facility were inaugurated, yesterday, by the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun, at the Vallée d’Osterlog Endemic Garden in Le Val.  The inaugural ceremon


SADC/JICA project: 5th Joint Coordination Committee Meeting kicks off

SADC/JICA project: 5th Joint Coordination Committee Meeting kicks off
Date:May 14, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 14 May, 2019: The 5th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) Meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) / Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Project on Forest Conservation and Sustainable Management of Forest Resources


Pre-Budget 2019-2020 consultations: Meeting with stakeholders of the Agro Industry sector

Pre-Budget 2019-2020 consultations: Meeting with stakeholders of the Agro Industry sector
Date:May 10, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​ GIS – 10 May 2019: The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, met, yesterday afternoon, key stakeholders of the Agro


Workshop on re-designation of Biosphere Reserves in Mauritius

Workshop on re-designation of Biosphere Reserves in Mauritius
Date:May 10, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​GIS - 10 May, 2019: An awareness workshop for stakeholders on the re-designation of Macchabee/Bel Ombre as Biosphere Reserves for onward submission to the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programme was held, yesterday, at the Gold Crest Hotel, Quatre Borne


Strengthening National Food Safety and Plant Health Protection Systems in Mauritius

Strengthening National Food Safety and Plant Health Protection Systems in Mauritius
Date:March 29, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 29 March, 2019: The Final Project Workshop of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) under the Technical Cooperation Programme entitled, “Support for Strengthening the National Food Safety and Plant Health Protection Systems in Mauritius”


Breadfruit Day: Planters encouraged to set up orchard

Breadfruit Day: Planters encouraged to set up orchard
Date:March 25, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 25 March, 2019: In view of valorising the multiple potentials and benefits of breadfruit as well as encouraging planters to set up breadfruit orchards, the Breadfruit Day was observed on Friday 22 March 2019 at Chateau Mon Plaisir, Pamplemouss


Minister Seeruttun urges the youth to join and develop the agricultural sector

Minister Seeruttun urges the youth to join and develop the agricultural sector
Date:March 21, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 21 March, 2019: The youth should join the agricultural sector so that the country can become self-sufficient in food crops and with view to encouraging them, Government is providing several incentives so that they develop an interest in the ag