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Minister Jeetah Launches Seminar on Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge

Minister Jeetah Launches Seminar on Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge
Date:November 28, 2012|Domain:Education & Training--Agriculture and Food Security

​GIS - Nov 28, 2012: Government is taking the necessary steps to ensure that Technology, Knowledge, and Customary and Traditional practices of the people, including resource owners and custodians, are adequately and effectively protected, and that t


Alternative Substrates for Sustainable Mushroom Production

Alternative Substrates for Sustainable Mushroom Production
Date:October 25, 2012|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Sustainable Development

​GIS - October 25, 2012: The use of alternative substrates in the production of mushrooms was the theme of a lecture given by Mrs P. Huzar Futty-Beejan, Research scientist at the Agricultural Research Extension Unit (AREU) at Wooton Farmers’ Trainin


Northern region makes first wheat harvest

Northern region makes first wheat harvest
Date:October 19, 2012|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​GIS - October 19, 2012: The Compagnie Sucrière de St Antoine embarked on its first wheat harvest with the production of wheat for the first time in the northern region of the island on some 1,000 m2 of land, and the establishment of the crop is dee


Agriculture Minister underlines Role of Cooperatives to Ensure Food Security

Agriculture Minister underlines Role of Cooperatives to Ensure Food Security
Date:October 12, 2012|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​ GIS - October 12, 2012: Planters, breeders and fishermen who have regrouped themselves in cooperative societies are assured of benefitting from the various schemes and plans put into place by the Government to enable them to become modern entrepr


Workshop to Address Labour Shortage in Agricultural Sector

Workshop to Address Labour Shortage in Agricultural Sector
Date:October 11, 2012|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​ GIS - October 11, 2012: The Government has reiterated its commitment to boost the agricultural sector in Mauritius by providing various schemes and plans for small planters, farmers and breeders to transform their activities into agri-businesses.


World Food Day 2012- Cooperatives, an Instrument to Fight Hunger

World Food Day 2012- Cooperatives, an Instrument to Fight Hunger
Date:October 10, 2012|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​ GIS - October 10, 2012: In the context of World Food Day 2012, the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden (SSRBG) will, from 12 to 14 October, host a series of activities to mark the event. The focus this year is on “Agricultural cooperatives


Model Poultry Farm at Richelieu Open Prison Launched

Model Poultry Farm at Richelieu Open Prison Launched
Date:October 09, 2012|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Sustainable Development

​ GIS - October 09, 2012: A model poultry unit, funded under the Marine and Agricultural Resource Programme of the International Fund for Agricultural Development to the tune of Rs 700 000, was launched this morning at the Richelieu Open Prison (RO


Mauritius hosts Mid term Workshop of ACP Sugar Research Programme

Mauritius hosts Mid term Workshop of ACP Sugar Research Programme
Date:October 02, 2012|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​ GIS - October 02, 2012: It is recognised worldwide that research and development is an essential pillar for the success of any industry, including agriculture and agro-industry, said the Minister of Agro Industry and Food Security, Mr S. Faugoo,


Minister Faugoo calls for a new generation of farmers

Minister Faugoo calls for a new generation of farmers
Date:July 27, 2012|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Business & Industry

​ GIS - July 27, 2012: A new generation of farmers must rise said yesterday the Minister of Agro Industry and Food Security, Mr S. Faugoo, at Ilot during the award of certificates ceremony of the national agricultural clubs’ projects competition. 


Minister Faugoo visits Belle Vue Experiment Station

Minister Faugoo visits Belle Vue Experiment Station
Date:July 13, 2012|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​ GIS - July 13, 2012: The Minister of Agro Industry and Food Security, Mr S. Faugoo, accompanied by a team of officials from his Ministry effected a site visit at Belle Vue Experiment Station, Albion yesterday to take stock of the research work un