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Mauritius Prison Service to engage in Bio Organic Farming

Mauritius Prison Service to engage in Bio Organic Farming
Date:August 13, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Law and Order

GIS  - 13 August, 2018: The Mauritius Prison Service (MPS) will soon start Bio Organic Farming in the Prisons around the island. In this context, the MPS has trained some 12 officers in the various fields pertaining to agriculture with a professiona


Two-day workshop to validate African Union Malabo Commitments

Two-day workshop to validate African Union Malabo Commitments
Date:August 10, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS  - 10 August, 2018: A two-day validation workshop on the Mauritius Action Plan for the African Union Malabo Commitments at the initiative of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security in collaboration with the Food Agriculture and Natural R


Cane Sector: Three new varieties of sugarcane released to enhance productivity

Cane Sector: Three new varieties of sugarcane released to enhance productivity
Date:August 01, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

​GIS - 01 August, 2018: The characteristics of three new varieties of sugarcane namely the M 1561/01, M 216/02 and the M 1698/02 were outlined to stakeholders yesterday during a presentation by the Director of the Mauritius Sugarcane Industry Resear


Highlight on Protected Area Network Project at Bras d’Eau National Park

 Highlight on Protected Area Network Project at Bras d’Eau National Park
Date:July 26, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 26 July, 2018: The achievements and successful completion of the Protected Area Network (PAN) Project was showcased this morning at Bras D’Eau National Park in the presence of the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Kumar See


Sustainable agriculture practices can restore ecosystems, says Minister Seeruttun

Sustainable agriculture practices can restore ecosystems, says Minister Seeruttun
Date:July 05, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 05 July, 2018: The project ‘Ansam Anou Azir Pou Lavenir’, aiming to restore the natural biodiversity along the Takamaka river and surrounding vegetable plantations from Robinson in Curepipe to Malakoff in La Marie, was launched this morning at


Drone technology as part of food security initiatives

Drone technology as part of food security initiatives
Date:June 21, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Foreign Affairs

GIS – 21 June, 2018: A series of tests, involving the use of drones as smart technologies in agriculture in Mauritius, was carried out yesterday at Medine Sugar Estate. An Estonian team led by Mr Dario Matson, from REACH U, a drone technology servic


Budget 2018-2019 enunciates measures to strengthen the agricultural sector

Budget 2018-2019 enunciates measures to strengthen the agricultural sector
Date:June 19, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Economy & Finance

GIS – 19 June 2018: Budget 2018-2019 aims at fostering a new wave of import substitution industry and reviving export-led production, which are essential not only to boost private investment and generate jobs but also to reduce the country’s trade a


Agro-Industry Minister launches Macadamia Project in Reduit

Agro-Industry Minister launches Macadamia Project in Reduit
Date:June 07, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS  - 07 June, 2018: The Macadamia project, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security and the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (FAREI), was launched this morning at FAREI Research Station in Reduit


Agro-Industry Minister inaugurates Arboretum to mark International Day for Biological Diversity

Agro-Industry Minister inaugurates Arboretum to mark International Day for Biological Diversity
Date:June 06, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 06 June, 2018: An Arboretum which will house some 5 000 endemic plants of 600 rare species was inaugurated yesterday by the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Kumar Seeruttun at the Native Plant Propagation Centre in Curepip


Empty Pesticide Container Management pilot project to be implemented soon

Empty Pesticide Container Management pilot project to be implemented soon
Date:May 25, 2018|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 25 May, 2018: Government is committed and has left no stone unturned to provide the best agricultural products to the population while ensuring food security and safety for one and all. To achieve this endeavor, the Food and Agricultural Resea