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National Plan of Action for the conservation and management of sharks is in preparation

National Plan of Action for the conservation and management of sharks is in preparation
Date:December 22, 2015|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Fisheries--Sustainable Development

GIS - 22 December, 2015: A National Plan of Action (NPOA) for the conservation and management of sharks, is being prepared, in line with the International Plan of Action for Sharks of the Food and Agriculture Organisation.  The NPOA will aim at impl


Mauritius nominated as a Regional Designated Centre for fruit fly management

Mauritius nominated as a Regional Designated Centre for fruit fly management
Date:December 09, 2015|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--International Relations

​GIS - 09 December, 2015: The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organisation have decided to nominate Mauritius as a Regional Designated Centre for fruit fly management under the African Regional Cooperative Agreement f


Mauritius hosts International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Co-Products workshop

Mauritius hosts International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Co-Products workshop
Date:November 30, 2015|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS- 30 November 2015: The International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT) Co-Products workshop on the theme Development of Co-Products from sugar mill streams and sugar cane biomass kicked off this morning at the Holiday Inn Mauritius Air


FAREI releases three promising varieties of onion

FAREI releases three promising varieties of onion
Date:November 27, 2015|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 27 November 2015: The Agronomic performance of three promising onion varieties, namely Oro Pronto, MON 0538 and Koda for commercial production was the focus of a public lecture organised yesterday by the Food and Agricultural Research and Exte


Members of National Assembly discuss the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Members of National Assembly discuss the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Date:November 19, 2015|Domain:Sustainable Development--Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 19 November 2015: A working session on Nationalising the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development: Awareness raising session with Honourable Members of the National Assembly was held today at Le Meridien Hotel, Pointe aux Piments, at the initia


Agriculture Minister highlights importance of census for effective production

Agriculture Minister highlights importance of census for effective production
Date:November 18, 2015|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 18 November, 2015: Government strategy aims at giving priority to food production to meet the demand for food from a growing population and a growing tourism industry and consequently to reduce imports, in particular vegetables and fruits. In


Agriculture and Livestock Mid-term figures for 2015

Agriculture and Livestock Mid-term figures for 2015
Date:October 28, 2015|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 28 October, 2015: Figures from Statistics Mauritius indicate that at the end of June 2015, some 4 173 hectares under sugar cane were harvested, yielding 352 026 tonnes of sugar cane and 28 780 tonnes of sugar. The corresponding figures for th


MRC: Seminar on manufacture of seaweed-based food products

MRC: Seminar on manufacture of seaweed-based food products
Date:October 14, 2015|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Business & Industry--Fisheries

GIS– 14 October 2015: The manufacture of seaweed-based food products, in line with the Mauritius Research Council’s (MRC) research program on the development of a seaweed industry in Mauritius and Rodrigues, was discussed today during a seminar at E


Agro-Industry Ministry organises various Activities to mark World Food Day 2015

Agro-Industry Ministry organises various Activities to mark World Food Day 2015
Date:October 13, 2015|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​GIS - 13 October, 2015: The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security will organise a series of activities on the occasion of the World Food Day 2015 commemorated on 16 October.  The theme for World Food Day 2015, proclaimed by the Food and Agric


Mauritius hosts the final workshop of the ACP Sugar Research Programme

Mauritius hosts the final workshop of the ACP Sugar Research Programme
Date:October 05, 2015|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​ GIS - 05 October 2015: The final workshop of the ACP Sugar Research Programme (ACP-SRP) to take stock of the results of the 13 research and innovative projects undertaken by research centres and partners collaborating in the Programme, kicked off