Friday, October 7, 2016

Mauritius Good Agicultural Practices - MauriGAP Campaign Video Advert

The MauriGAP is the Mauritian Standard for Good Agricultural Practices. The sensitisation campaign was launched on 06th October 2016 by Hon. M Seeruttun, Minister of Agro Industry and Food Security.

The MauriGAP will cover 3 levels, the 3rd one being comparable to international norms. An appeal has been made to all stakeholders to collaborate in order to make Mauritius move in the right direction - that is produce food of quality and safe - and along same line push further towards natural farming.

A certification agency, namely the Mauritius Agricultural Certification Body  has been setup under the aegis of the Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security to certify farmers who have passed auditing exercises. The FAREI is actively training farmers on GAP / MauriGAP.



Thursday, October 6, 2016

Mauritius Good Agicultural Practices - MauriGAP Campaign Video Advert

The MauriGAP is the Mauritian Standard for Good Agricultural Practices. The sensitisation campaign was launched on 06th October 2016 by Hon. M Seeruttun, Minister of Agro Industry and Food Security.
The MauriGAP will cover 3 levels, the 3rd one being comparable to international norms. An appeal has been made to all stakeholders to collaborate in order to make Mauritius move in the right direction - that is produce food of quality and safe - and along same line push further towards natural farming.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Event: Radio talk on pesticide containers disposal

CropLife Mauritius and the FAREI have collaborated to produce a series of radio talks on the Management and Disposal of Pesticide Containers that will be aired on Kool FM as from 26th September to 2nd October. Thé daily spot will be aired around 06:45 local time.


Don't forget that you can also listen to the program live via Internet by visiting mbctvradio.tv or just click here http://www.mbcradio.tv/sites/all/themes/mbcradiotv/templates/koolfm.html

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Plan d’assistance financière pour la protection des fruits : Saison2016-2017

MINISTÉRE DE l’AGRO-INDUSTRIE ET DE LA SECURITÉ ALIMENTAIRE

COMMUNIQUÉ
Plan d’assistance financière pour la protection des fruits : Saison 2016-2017

Le Ministère de L’Agro-Industrie et de la Sécurité Alimentaire informe les producteurs de fruits (Letchis, mangues et longanes) et le public en général de la mise en place du Plan d’assistance financière pour la protection des fruits pour la saison 2016-2017. Ce plan vise à encourager l’achat de filets afin de protéger les fruits contre les oiseaux et les chauves-souris. La période de validité du plan s’étendra du 07 septembre 2016 jusqu’à la fin de février 2017.

Les bénéficiaires potentiels auront le droit à une subvention de 75% sur le coût du filet comme suit:-

  • Vergers : Subvention pour l’achat de filets pour couvrir 50% de la superficie du verger jusqu’à un maximum de 2 Arpents.
  • Arrière-cour : Subvention pour l’achat de filets pour couvrir un maximum de 5 arbres fruitiers.

(NB : Chaque bénéficiaire aura droit à une seule demande.)
Pour plus de renseignements et autres conditions, veuillez contacter le FAREI sur les numéros suivants, les jours de semaine, de 13:00 à 16:00 heures.
  1. Mapou Model Farm (Tel: 266 2087)
  2. Flacq Model Farm (Tel: 4138125)
  3. Rivière des Anguilles Demonstration Centre (Tel: 6262554)
  4. Plaisance Demonstration Centre (Tel: 6378112)
  5. Quatre Bornes Sub - office (Tel: 4663885)
  6. St Pierre Extension office (Tel: 4339350)
12 septembre 2016 

Reproduced from agriculture.govmu.org 13.09.16

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

World Food Day 2016 - Video Contest



MAISNET encourages everyone eligible as per rules and regulations set, to participate in this video contest. We wish you all the best in advance and may you raise our flag high. 

Did you know that food security is one of the biggest issues related to climate change? We want to see your ideas, thoughts and actions! Produce a video no longer than 1 minute and tell us about the issue, or even better, present a solution on how to feed our growing population in a changing climate.

You don’t need any professional equipment - videos can be shot on your smartphone or tablet. Upload your video to YouTube adding the hashtag #WFD2016VideoContest to the title and don’t forget to also fill out the form provided to be in with a chance to win.

Two winners will be selected, one by a jury and the other based on the number of views or likes on YouTube.

Winners will be announced on 14 October 2016 on the World Food Day website and FAO social media.

They will also be promoted by FAO offices all over the world, featured in an exhibition at FAO headquarters in Rome during World Food Week (10-14 October 2016), and receive a surprise gift bag and Certificate of Recognition.

For terms and conditions visit: http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/2016/contest/video/en/

World Food Day - FAO Theme for October 16 2016 - Cimate is Changing. Food and Agriculture Must Too.


Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too

One of the biggest issues related to climate change is food security. The world’s poorest - many of whom are farmers, fishers and pastoralists - are being hit hardest by higher temperatures and an increasing frequency in weather-related disasters. 

At the same time, the global population is growing steadily and is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. To meet such a heavy demand, agriculture and food systems will need to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and become more resilient, productive and sustainable. This is the only way that we can ensure the wellbeing of ecosystems and rural populations and reduce emissions. 

Growing food in a sustainable way means adopting practices that produce more with less in the same area of land and use natural resources wisely. It also means reducing food losses before the final product or retail stage through a number of initiatives including better harvesting, storage, packing, transport, infrastructure, market mechanisms, as well as institutional and legal frameworks. 

This is why our global message for World Food Day 2016 is “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.” 

It resonates with the crucial time in which the day will be observed, just before the next UN Climate Change Conference, COP 22, from 7-18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco.
FAO is calling on countries to address food and agriculture in their climate action plans and invest more in rural development. 

By strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers, we can guarantee food security for the planet’s increasingly hungry global population also reduce emissions.