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Agro-Industry Minister announces additional financial support to small sugarcane planters

Date:December 11, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 11 December, 2018: An additional financial support of Rs 257 per ton of sugarcane will be provided to planters producing up to 60 tonnes of sugar for the 2018 Crop, announced the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun,


UNDP contributes to reforestation of La Citadelle

UNDP contributes to reforestation of La Citadelle
Date:December 04, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 04 December, 2018: A tree planting ceremony was held, yesterday, at La Citadelle in Port Louis to mark the United Nations (UN) Day 2018 which is celebrated annually on 24 October to highlight the global efforts and achievements of the United N


Novel Agricultural Technologies displayed at Wooton Station

Novel Agricultural Technologies displayed at Wooton Station
Date:November 15, 2018|Domain:Business & Industry--Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 15 November 2018: An Open Day showcasing novel agricultural technologies of the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (FAREI) Wooton Crop Research Station was launched today at the Farmers Training School in Wooton. The Acting


No shortage in supply of raw tuna as from this year, states Foreign Affairs Minister

No shortage in supply of raw tuna as from this year, states Foreign Affairs Minister
Date:November 14, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Fisheries

GIS – 14 November 2018: The Fisheries Partnership Protocol signed between Mauritius and the European Union (EU), last year, will enable local authorities to develop a software that will help them to control the catch of vessels fishing in our countr


Workshop to empower participants on the use of geospatial techniques

Workshop to empower participants on the use of geospatial techniques
Date:November 13, 2018|Domain:Environment--Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 13 November 2018: A capacity-building workshop on Geographical Information System (GIS), specifically on geospatial technique to assess land use, land use change and forestry under the Republic of Mauritius’s Biennial Update Report opened, yes


Wholesale market to be constructed soon, states Minister Seeruttun

Wholesale market to be constructed soon, states Minister Seeruttun
Date:November 12, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​GIS – 12 November 2018: A new wholesale market will soon be constructed at Wooton so that planters can sell their products directly to customers at a more competitive price. The Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun, made


Vouchers for the supply of fertilisers remitted to sugarcane planters

Vouchers for the supply of fertilisers remitted to sugarcane planters
Date:October 29, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS  – 29 October, 2018: A ceremony to hand over vouchers for the supply of fertilisers to planters cultivating less than 100 ha of sugarcane was held on Friday 26 October 2018 at the Farmers Service Centre in Saint Pierre.   The event was organis


Agro-Industry Minister launches Gravity-Fed Drip Irrigation System for Vulnerable Farmers

Agro-Industry Minister launches Gravity-Fed Drip Irrigation System for Vulnerable Farmers
Date:October 25, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 25 October, 2018: The Gravity-Fed Drip Irrigation System, which forms part of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)-RAF5079 Project, aiming to enhance food security and increase income of vulnerable farmers, was launched yesterday duri


Salon de l’Agriculture organised to promote agricultural products

Salon de l’Agriculture organised to promote agricultural products
Date:October 22, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 22 October, 2018: A three-day Salon de l’Agriculture aimed at showcasing different facilities provided to planters as well as promoting agricultural products for the benefit of the public in the context of the World Food Day 2018, was launched


Government is determined to revitalise the tea sector, states Prime Minister

Government is determined to revitalise the tea sector, states Prime Minister
Date:October 18, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 18 October, 2018: The creation of a centre of excellence for research and the use of technology so as to ease the work of tea growers will help increase tea production and revitalise the tea sector in Mauritius. The Prime Minister, Minister o