The Minister Of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Maneesh Gobin inaugurated an Agro-Processing Unit on the Mapou Model Farm on 18th September 2021.
The foremost goal of this unit is to limit food wastage for the duration of the processing chain.
In his speech, Minister Gobin stated that the established order of an agro-processing unit in Mapou is a part of the authories coverage geared toward stimulating agro-entrepreneurship.
This will result in a decrease in the country’s dependence on imported processed products. He stressed that the essential understanding and investment are obtainable to put in force such units on the countrywide level.
Minister Gobin said that his unit ambitions to empower future farmers via powerful education, training and well-timed technology transfer. It additionally permits them to familiarize themselves with the ultra-modern technologies, semi-industrial processing tools and processing standards.
It may even permit the agro-processors to increase and examine their products earlier than putting in place their personal business. It will then be less complicated for them to assist agro-marketers for building up their commercial enterprise and manipulate their operations.
In addition, the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security mentioned that the African Development Bank (AfDB) has already submitted a document. In the document, it is underlined that in regards to the reform of the non-sugar sector, agro-processing is a brand new commercial pillar need to be consolidated. As such, the AfDB is providing the essential help to Mauritius.