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Wheat cultivation and harvest training programme targets women entrepreneurs

Wheat cultivation and harvest training programme targets women entrepreneurs
Date:December 09, 2013|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

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


Budget 2014 Highlights: Taking the sector of agriculture to a new frontier

Budget 2014 Highlights: Taking the sector of agriculture to a new frontier
Date:November 14, 2013|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 14 November, 2013: The 2014 Budget makes provision to take the sector of agriculture to new frontier as it remains significant in the development of our country. This will be done by addressing land abandonment, improving land yield, supportin


National Assembly votes the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute Bill

National Assembly votes the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute Bill
Date:October 25, 2013|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 25 October, 2013: The Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute Bill which provides for the establishment of the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute was voted in the National Assembly on 22 October 2013.   The


Second Phase of Experimental Wheat Cultivation well underway

Second Phase of Experimental Wheat Cultivation well underway
Date:October 25, 2013|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Education & Training

GIS – 25 October 2013: The second phase of the Experimental Wheat Cultivation project, spearheaded by the Mauritius Research Council (MRC), is well underway, with the first harvest of the season held at Petit Merlot in Midlands.   To mark the eve


Hydroponic Unit and Gate Lodge Inaugurated at Women Prison

Hydroponic Unit and Gate Lodge Inaugurated at Women Prison
Date:October 03, 2013|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Judiciary--Law and Order

GIS - 03 October, 2013: A hydroponic unit funded by the Food Agricultural Organisation  (FAO)  to the tune of  US 9 474 dollars was launched this morning at the Women Prison at Beau Bassin in the presence of the Senior Chief Executive of the Prime M


Minister Faugoo calls for more garlic production

Minister Faugoo calls for more garlic production
Date:October 03, 2013|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 03 October, 2013: The garlic sector has a great potential in Mauritius and figures for the last two years clearly indicate that there is scope to increase garlic production. Planters should take advantage of the various schemes offered by the


Circular Migration: Agro-industry Operators Fly to Italy for Training

Circular Migration: Agro-industry Operators Fly to Italy for Training
Date:September 26, 2013|Domain:Employment/Labour--Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 26 September, 2013: Thirty operators in the Agro-industry sector have, under the Circular Migration project, been selected for a two-week training programme from 7 to 19 October at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari which is a centr


Agriculture Minister calls for an Integrated and Innovative Strategy for Cane Industry

Agriculture Minister calls for an Integrated and Innovative Strategy for Cane Industry
Date:September 26, 2013|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 26 September, 2013: Small planters and metayers need special consideration from both Government and partners of the cane industry for the local sugar cane sector to be viable, sustainable and more competitive.   The Minister of Agro-Industry


Planters Rewarded for Production and Supply of Safe Food

Planters Rewarded for Production and Supply of Safe Food
Date:September 06, 2013|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 06 September, 2013: The Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security and Attorney-General, Mr Satish Faugoo, exhorted planters to  adopt good agricultural practices and ensure that they deliver high quality products so that the consumer’s healt


Employment Relations Tribunal: New Employment Promotion and Protection Division Operational

Employment Relations Tribunal: New Employment Promotion and Protection Division Operational
Date:August 23, 2013|Domain:Employment/Labour--Agriculture and Food Security--Business & Industry

GIS - 23 August, 2013: A new Employment Promotion and Protection Division (EPPD) is operational since yesterday at the Employment Relations Tribunal (ERT). This division will deal will all cases of reduction of workforce, whether on a short term or