Agritech company Lentera Africa partners with Mauritian fertilizer manufacturer to expand its business

MAURITIUS – The Mauritius Chemical and Fertilizer Industry (MCFI), one of Africa’s oldest fertilizer manufacturer, and Lentera Africa, a Kenyan AgriTech company, have signed a partnership that will see Lentera provide satellite-based crop health analysis and crop modelling services for Mauritian customers of MCFI. “This is an exciting collaboration for us. We believe in working with upcoming and talented African enterprises like Lentera Africa to transform agriculture in our home country and in Africa and deliver real value to farmers through satellite and mobile technology,” said Dheer Roy, Business Development Manager,…

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EU promotes agro-ecological transition in Mauritius with Smart Agriculture project

MAURITIUS – Mauritius has kick start the ‘Smart Agriculture Project’ funded by the European Union with Rs 16 million (US$400,000) earmarked for it, to enable the country’s transition to agro-ecological systems that are sustainable and resilient in the face of climate change. The project still in the pilot phase saw the issuance of various agro-ecological faming equipment to farmers in the La Laura region and is poised to be replicated at the national level. The project proposes to accompany a network of producers in a step-wise process of redesigning their…

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Mauritius-based Dale Capital completes ZAR X listing for agricultural operations

MAURITIUS – Dale Capital, a private equity investment holding company and Mauritius-listed private equity investment holding company, has completed an inward listing on the ZAR X, seeking to raise US$2m (R15m) to invest in high-technology agricultural operations in the island nation. This listing will enable South Africans to invest in a growing group with an attractive return in a tax-effective jurisdiction. This is the first inward listing on the ZAR X, which was launched in 2017 to rival the JSE. An inward listing allows investors exposure to foreign companies through…

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Mauritius lifts ban on Kenyan produce, imposes strict conditions

KENYA – Mauritius has lifted its ban on Kenya’s avocado produce imposed in 2015 but unveiled strict hygienic conditions for the fruit to access Mauritian market. Following the move, Kenyan authorities will have to meet high standards for the exports to commence as the country continues to expand its market for the lucrative produce. Kenya’s avocado produce for export into the country will have to meet specific chemical, storage and transportation conditions as dictated by the Mauritian National Plant Protection Office. This will also include conditions on insect and disease…

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Mauritius and South Africa signs MoU to enhance capabilities in aquatic life

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa and the Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries of Mauritius have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance capabilities in fisheries, fishing, seafood processing, trade of fish and fish products by promoting aquaculture development and exchange of related expertise and technologies. According to AllAfrica, MoU also allows for the formation of a Joint Committee mandated to foresee development of biennial programmes of cooperation and the implementation of the initiatives. To deliver on this objective, the two countries will conduct joint research on marine…

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