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Mauritius’ geostrategic position offers several advantages including pest and disease-free production as well as quarantine and monitoring regime that contribute to the high quality of its agricultural produce.

The new agro-industrial landscape is today geared towards enhancing food security through investments in technology-based production and high value-added activities.

The Agribusiness sector offers investment opportunities in the following fields:

  • Agro-Processing activities
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Bio-farming
  • Dairy farming
  • Technology-based farming such as hydroponics, aquaponics and vertical farming.

 In its endeavor to promote sustainable agricultural practices, the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security has recently introduced a Bio-farming Promotion Scheme to encourage the development of bio-farming activities on a commercial scale.

Details about the scheme can be acceded on the following link.


Quick Facts

  • GDP contribution: 3.6% (2016)
  • Total employment: 41,300 (2016)

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