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Agro-Industry Ministry organises colloquium on evolution of agriculture in Mauritius

Agro-Industry Ministry organises colloquium on evolution of agriculture in Mauritius
Date:October 16, 2017|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 16 October, 2017: A colloquium focusing on the evolution of agriculture in Mauritius opened this morning at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre in Bell Village in the presence of the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun.


World Food Day 2017: Invest in food security and rural development

World Food Day 2017: Invest in food security and rural development
Date:October 11, 2017|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​GIS - 11 October, 2017: The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security will, in the context of celebrations marking World Food Day 2017, organise a series of activities on the theme chosen by the Food and Agricultural Organization  “Change the Fut


Mauritius should support Africa’s initiative to strengthen livestock development, Agro-Industry Minister says

Mauritius should support Africa’s initiative to strengthen livestock development, Agro-Industry Minister says
Date:October 09, 2017|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 09 October, 2017: Initiatives aiming at increasing food security, resilience to climate change and improving livelihood should be encouraged and supported.  It is important for Mauritius in particular to support Africa’s initiative to strength


Government aims at a profitable sugarcane industry, says Minister Seeruttun

Government aims at a profitable sugarcane industry, says Minister Seeruttun
Date:September 25, 2017|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 25 September, 2017: Government wants a strong and profitable sugarcane industry. Every stakeholder must work together for the sustainable development and continuous improvement of the sugarcane sector so that the economy can reap benefits from


Safe food for every citizen is a priority for Government, states Minister Seeruttun

Safe food for every citizen is a priority for Government, states Minister Seeruttun
Date:September 21, 2017|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS– 21 September, 2017: Government strongly believes that every citizen has a right to safe food. In fact, food safety is an essential component of food security. Thus, the new project focusing on food safety and plant health is totally in line wit


Crop Insurance Scheme to provide better assistance to planters and breeders, says Agro-Industry Minister

Crop Insurance Scheme to provide better assistance to planters and breeders, says Agro-Industry Minister
Date:September 20, 2017|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 20 September, 2017: The ‘Crop Insurance Scheme’ will provide better assistance to planters who nowadays have to face unprecedented situations due to climate change. The scheme will first be implemented on a pilot basis before being extended to


Several incentives provided to planters to adopt organic farming, Minister Bholah says

Several incentives provided to planters to adopt organic farming, Minister Bholah says
Date:September 13, 2017|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Business & Industry

GIS - 13 September, 2017: Government is providing several incentives to urge planters adopt organic farming with a view to decrease reliance on chemical inputs and improve the quality of local food production. This statement was made yesterday by


Mauritius seeks Indian expertise for better yield of sugarcane

Mauritius seeks Indian expertise for better yield of sugarcane
Date:August 30, 2017|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 30 August, 2017: The know-how and techniques of cultivation for better yield of sugarcane in Mauritius were at the centre of discussions held yesterday during a site visit effected by the Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr S


Agro-Industry Ministry presents Macadamia Nut Agribusiness pilot project

Agro-Industry Ministry presents Macadamia Nut Agribusiness pilot project
Date:August 30, 2017|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 30 August 2017: The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security organised a Macadamia Nut Agribusiness meeting, in collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (FAREI), yesterday at the Farmer Training School o


Central Wholesale Market expected to generate Rs 22 million as income yearly

Central Wholesale Market expected to generate Rs 22 million as income yearly
Date:July 06, 2017|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 06 July, 2017: The Central Wholesale Market project, to be completed by June 2019, is expected to generate income to the tune of Rs 22 million annually and the market’s implementation cost is estimated at around Rs 370 million.  This venture w