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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


Government to introduce online shopping of essential goods as from tomorrow

Date:March 26, 2020|Domain:Health--Agriculture and Food Security--Business & Industry--Consumer Protection

GIS – 26 March 2020: The population will be able to purchase essential goods through online shopping as from Friday 27 March 2020, during the lockdown period. Food, beverages, health and sanitary products, and toiletries are what constitute essentia


COVID-19: Minister Gobin encourages sustainable and local food production

COVID-19: Minister Gobin encourages sustainable and local food production
Date:March 18, 2020|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security

GIS - 18 March, 2020:The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security is doing its utmost best to reduce the consequential impacts of the pandemic COVID-19 on the national food security level by encouraging self-sufficiency in those agricultural p