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Sugar Industry Efficiency (Amendment) Bill voted to ensure long-term viability of sugarcane industry

Sugar Industry Efficiency (Amendment) Bill voted to ensure long-term viability of sugarcane industry
Date:December 21, 2016|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 21 December, 2016: The Sugar Industry Efficiency (Amendment) Bill aiming to amend the Sugar Industry Efficiency Act to prepare the sugarcane industry to face challenges in view of the abolition of European Union (EU) country sugar quotas and i


Organic Crop Production: Award of Certificates for Training of Trainers

Organic Crop Production: Award of Certificates for Training of Trainers
Date:December 08, 2016|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Education & Training

GIS - 08 December, 2016: A total of 53 trainees who have completed a five-day Training of Trainees module in Organic Crop Production, under the programme Support for the development of organic farming and institutional capacity building in Mauritius


Agricultural Cooperative Fair: Enhancing the visibility of Cooperative Societies

Agricultural Cooperative Fair: Enhancing the visibility of Cooperative Societies
Date:December 05, 2016|Domain:Business & Industry--Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 05 December, 2016: A three-day Agricultural Cooperative Fair showcased the manufactured products of various cooperatives from 2 December to 4 December 2016, at Maison des Eleveurs, Henrietta. The objective of the Fair, organised by the Minist


Ninety-seven sugarcane planters of former Saint Antoine Sugar Factory receive cheques

Ninety-seven sugarcane planters of former Saint Antoine Sugar Factory receive cheques
Date:November 09, 2016|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Business & Industry

GIS - 09 November, 2016: Ninety–seven sugar cane planters of the factory area of former St Antoine Sugar Factory received cheques amounting to Rs 231,954 yesterday from the Saint Antoine Planters Co-operative Trust (SAPCT) at the Goodlands Social We


Agro-Industry: Workshop focuses on organic agriculture legislation

Agro-Industry: Workshop focuses on organic agriculture legislation
Date:October 19, 2016|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 19 October 2016: A workshop on organic agriculture legislation, under the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) sponsored project Support for the development of organic farming and institutional capacity building in Mauritius, opened this mo


National Agricultural show to mark World Food Day 2016

National Agricultural show to mark World Food Day 2016
Date:October 12, 2016|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 12 October, 2016: World Food Day which is observed annually on 16 October will be marked this year by a national agricultural show which will be held at Domaine Les Pailles on 15 and 16 October. This initiative of the Ministry of Agro-Industry


Agro-Industry Minister launches National campaign on MauriGAP Standard (MS 184:2015) Level 1

Agro-Industry Minister launches National campaign on MauriGAP Standard (MS 184:2015) Level 1
Date:October 07, 2016|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 07 October, 2016: The national campaign on MauriGAP, the acronym for Mauritius Good Agricultural Practices, Level 1 Standard which is the basic standard for bio farming, was launched yesterday at Ebène by the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food


Tea Sector Support Scheme launched

Tea Sector Support Scheme launched
Date:October 06, 2016|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​GIS - 06 October, 2016: The tea sector support scheme to give a new boost to the tea industry was launched yesterday at Nouvelle France by the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun.   In the 80’s, Mauritius used to prod


Sugar industry survival is a major concern for Government, says Agro-Industry Minister

Sugar industry survival is a major concern for Government, says Agro-Industry Minister
Date:September 30, 2016|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 30 September, 2016: Government has always attached great importance to the sugarcane industry and has all the time taken appropriate actions and brought necessary reforms to enable the sector meet the different challenges that have arisen over


Foot and Mouth Disease: European Union donates 300 000 vaccines to Mauritius

Foot and Mouth Disease: European Union donates 300 000 vaccines to Mauritius
Date:September 22, 2016|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 22 September 2016: The European Union (EU) has donated 300 000 vaccines to the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security to help Mauritius in the vaccination campaign against Food and Mouth Disease (FMD). The handing over ceremony was held