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Drone technology as part of food security initiatives

Drone technology as part of food security initiatives
Date:June 21, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Foreign Affairs

GIS – 21 June, 2018: A series of tests, involving the use of drones as smart technologies in agriculture in Mauritius, was carried out yesterday at Medine Sugar Estate. An Estonian team led by Mr Dario Matson, from REACH U, a drone technology servic


Budget 2018-2019 enunciates measures to strengthen the agricultural sector

Budget 2018-2019 enunciates measures to strengthen the agricultural sector
Date:June 19, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Economy & Finance

GIS – 19 June 2018: Budget 2018-2019 aims at fostering a new wave of import substitution industry and reviving export-led production, which are essential not only to boost private investment and generate jobs but also to reduce the country’s trade a


Agro-Industry Minister launches Macadamia Project in Reduit

Agro-Industry Minister launches Macadamia Project in Reduit
Date:June 07, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS  - 07 June, 2018: The Macadamia project, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security and the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (FAREI), was launched this morning at FAREI Research Station in Reduit


Agro-Industry Minister inaugurates Arboretum to mark International Day for Biological Diversity

Agro-Industry Minister inaugurates Arboretum to mark International Day for Biological Diversity
Date:June 06, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 06 June, 2018: An Arboretum which will house some 5 000 endemic plants of 600 rare species was inaugurated yesterday by the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Kumar Seeruttun at the Native Plant Propagation Centre in Curepip


Empty Pesticide Container Management pilot project to be implemented soon

Empty Pesticide Container Management pilot project to be implemented soon
Date:May 25, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 25 May, 2018: Government is committed and has left no stone unturned to provide the best agricultural products to the population while ensuring food security and safety for one and all. To achieve this endeavor, the Food and Agricultural Resea


Minister Bholah urges planters to adopt organic farming

Minister Bholah urges planters to adopt organic farming
Date:May 24, 2018|Domain:Business & Industry--Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 24 May, 2018: Government is providing several incentives to urge planters to adopt organic farming with a view to decrease reliance on chemical inputs and achieve at least half of the total production of fruits and vegetables from this agricul


Agro-Industry Ministry holds exhibition to mark International Day for Biological Diversity

Agro-Industry Ministry holds exhibition to mark International Day for Biological Diversity
Date:May 22, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 22 May, 2018: An exhibition aiming to increase understanding and awareness on biodiversity issues opened this morning at the Renganaden Seeneevassen Building in Port Louis in the context of the International Day for Biological Diversity celebr


Government committed to encourage practice of organic farming, says Agro-Industry Minister

Government committed to encourage practice of organic farming, says Agro-Industry Minister
Date:May 10, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS –10 May, 2018: Government is committed to encourage the practice of organic farming among other methods of agricultural production with modern and intelligent techniques hence reducing the use of pesticides and other chemical inputs for a health


Mauritius to host First Session of the Joint Commission with Madagascar

Mauritius to host First Session of the Joint Commission with Madagascar
Date:May 02, 2018|Domain:Fisheries--Agriculture and Food Security--International Relations--Health--Education & Training--Public Utilities--Business & Industry

GIS – 02 May 2018: The First Session of the Joint Commission between Mauritius and the Republic of Madagascar will be held in Mauritius from 14 to 16 May 2018 The objectives of the Joint Commission are to consolidate bilateral relations between the


Culinary competition and exhibition held to mark contribution of women in agriculture

Culinary competition and exhibition held to mark contribution of women in agriculture
Date:April 20, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Gender--Arts & Culture

GIS – 20 April, 2018:  A culinary competition and exhibition gathering 70 female participants were held yesterday at the City Council of Port-Louis, in the context of the 50th Independence Anniversary of Mauritius in the presence of the Minister of