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Harvesting machine to help small planters of sugarcane deal with lack of labour

Harvesting machine to help small planters of sugarcane deal with lack of labour
Date:June 23, 2020|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

 ​GIS – 23 June 2020 : A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the acquisition of a harvester for the harvesting of sugar cane by small planters , was signed, yesterday, between the Mauritius Cooperative Agricultural Federation Ltd ( MCAF )and


Budget 2020-2021 Agricultural Marketing Board to be restructured

Budget 2020-2021 Agricultural Marketing Board to be restructured
Date:June 16, 2020|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​GIS – 16 June 2020: The Agricultural Marketing Board (AMB) will be restructured with a view to becoming a strategic marketing arm of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security and will intervene to stabilise the price of agricultural produ


Reopening of market places as from 31 May 2020

Date:May 30, 2020|Domain:Public Infrastructure--Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 30 May 2020: All market places across the island will re-open on their respective days as from 31 May 2020. Activities will resume normally on weekdays as from 07 00 hrs till 16 00 hrs and on Sundays as from 07 00 hrs till noon. The dec


Agro-Industry: 500 arpents of land identified to boost local production

Agro-Industry: 500 arpents of land identified to boost local production
Date:May 27, 2020|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS  – 27 May, 2020: Government is encouraging local production of food crops and in this context, some 500 arpents of land have been identified to ensure food security in Mauritius through crop and seed production, transformation and agro-processin


SMEs and agro industry stakeholders make recommendations for forthcoming Budget

Date:May 20, 2020|Domain:Economy & Finance--Business & Industry--Agriculture and Food Security

GIS  – 20 May, 2020: The Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as sugar cane and small planters representatives met the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Dr Renganaden Padayachy, this morning, in Port Louis, for a pre-


Government steps up efforts to tackle Covid-19 pandemic, says Attorney General

Date:May 15, 2020|Domain:Health--Judiciary--Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 15 May 2020: Government has spared no efforts and deployed all the necessary means to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in Mauritius. The outcomes of such proactive measures are bearing their fruits as no new COVID-19 cases have been reported fo


Supply of rice, flour, potatoes and onions will be sustained states Minister Sawmynaden

Date:May 05, 2020|Domain:Consumer Protection--Health--Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 05 May, 2020: Available stocks of rice will last till July 2020 and the State Trading Corporation (STC) has already made the necessary for the delivery of  two consignments of rice from Pakistan which will last till September 2020. As for fl


Covid-19: New Bill being readied to prepare for post-confinement

Date:April 16, 2020|Domain:Health--Agriculture and Food Security--Judiciary

GIS - 16 April, 2020: Mauritius marks its fourth consecutive day with no new Covid-19 infection. Consequently, Government is working on a new Bill which will provide for a legal framework to prepare for gradual post-confinement scenarios. The At


No new Covid-19 cases reported in Mauritius over last three days

Date:April 15, 2020|Domain:Health--Agriculture and Food Security

GIS – 15 April, 2020: For the third day in a row, no new cases of the Covid-19 have been registered in Mauritius. The number of positive cases remains at 324 and active cases stand at 247. Fourteen additional patients have recovered, bringing the to


Efforts to boost trade in Mauritius in response to Covid-19

Date:April 08, 2020|Domain:Health--Business & Industry--Agriculture and Food Security--Economy & Finance

GIS – 08 April, 2020: Government will accelerate efforts and explore potential ways to limit the impact of the Covid-19 on trade and businesses in Mauritius.  Thus, a standing committee, as one of the key measures to evaluate the impacts of the Covi