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Government committed to encourage practice of organic farming, says Agro-Industry Minister

Government committed to encourage practice of organic farming, says Agro-Industry Minister
Date:May 10, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS –10 May, 2018: Government is committed to encourage the practice of organic farming among other methods of agricultural production with modern and intelligent techniques hence reducing the use of pesticides and other chemical inputs for a health


Mauritius to host First Session of the Joint Commission with Madagascar

Mauritius to host First Session of the Joint Commission with Madagascar
Date:May 02, 2018|Domain:Fisheries--Agriculture and Food Security--International Relations--Health--Education & Training--Public Utilities--Business & Industry

GIS – 02 May 2018: The First Session of the Joint Commission between Mauritius and the Republic of Madagascar will be held in Mauritius from 14 to 16 May 2018 The objectives of the Joint Commission are to consolidate bilateral relations between the


Culinary competition and exhibition held to mark contribution of women in agriculture

Culinary competition and exhibition held to mark contribution of women in agriculture
Date:April 20, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Gender--Arts & Culture

GIS – 20 April, 2018:  A culinary competition and exhibition gathering 70 female participants were held yesterday at the City Council of Port-Louis, in the context of the 50th Independence Anniversary of Mauritius in the presence of the Minister of


Food Security: Workshop focuses on strengthening the potato value chain

Food Security: Workshop focuses on strengthening the potato value chain
Date:April 12, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 12 April, 2018: A workshop aiming at strengthening the potato value chain in Mauritius was launched this morning by the Minister of Agro-industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun, at the Cyber Tower 1 in Ebène. On this occasion, the Minis


Mauritius signs Country Programming Framework with FAO

Mauritius signs Country Programming Framework with FAO
Date:April 10, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 10 April, 2018: The Country Programming Framework (CPF) for the Republic of Mauritius for the coming four years which renews the support of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to Mauritius in agri-business development and agro value ch


Prime Minister exhorts youth to seize opportunities in agricultural sector

Prime Minister exhorts youth to seize opportunities in agricultural sector
Date:April 06, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Business & Industry--Economy & Finance

GIS - 06 April, 2018: The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, exhorted youths to seize opportunities in agricultura


Commemoration of the International Day of Forests at SSS Bel Air

Commemoration of the International Day of Forests at SSS Bel Air
Date:March 30, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 30 March, 2018: An official ceremony to raise awareness and sensitise citizens and youth on the importance of forests was held yesterday at Bel Air State Secondary School in the presence of the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr M


Launch of Bio Farming Support Scheme with funding of Rs 5 million

Launch of Bio Farming Support Scheme with funding of Rs 5 million
Date:March 09, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Education & Training

GIS  – 09 March 2018: The Bio Farming Support Scheme with funding of Rs 5 million as enunciated in Budget 2017/2018 to provide subsidy on the purchase price of bio inputs to small registered planters, was launched yesterday at the Mauritius Cane Ind


Investments in research and capacity building essential to promote sustainable innovation, says PM

Investments in research and capacity building essential to promote sustainable innovation, says PM
Date:March 02, 2018|Domain:Sustainable Development--Agriculture and Food Security--Business & Industry--Economy & Finance

​GIS  – 02 March 2018: Science and technology have been at the core of all major development advances in the last 50 years and tomorrow’s development challenges will also require long term investments in both research and capacity building efforts t


Acquisition of new refrigerated vehicle to boost milk production

Acquisition of new refrigerated vehicle to boost milk production
Date:February 23, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Business & Industry

GIS  – 23 February 2018: A refrigerated vehicle was handed over by the Asia Africa Rural Development Organisation (AARDO) to the Mauritius Livestock Marketing Cooperative Federation Ltd with a view to boost the dairy sector and improve the quality o