Symposium Agriculture

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From 29 to 31 October 2003, in the context of its 150th anniversary celebration, the Chamber of Agriculture organised a symposium on the theme " Agriculture in Mauritius: Evolution and Prospects".

The opening session was attended by the Prime Minister, Hon. P. Bérenger, and the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of finance and Minister of Agriculture, Hon. P. Jugnauth, who delivered both a speech on that occasion. The guest speaker was Mr Joseph Daul, Member of the European Parliament and Chairman of the Agricultural and Rural Development Commission of the European Parliament.

The symposium, which was attended by some 440 participants, was aimed at encouraging an exchange of views on the various aspects of agricultural activities in the country as well as its development prospects. The agricultural sector plays indeed an important role in Mauritius. Beyond fundamental economic considerations and the primary role of providing an adequate food security level to the nation, agricultural activities ensure also rural development, environment preservation, landscape embellishment, water resources management and energy production. Seven foreign and twenty-eight local experts covered these topics during the six sessions of the symposium.



  • The Chamber of Agriculture has launched a CD-ROM and a DVD on the occasion of its 150th anniversary (30/08/04)
  • Interview de J. Daul, Président de la Commission Agriculture du Parlement Européen : «La réforme sucre sera présentée en juillet prochain à Strasbourg. » (Week-end 2/11/03)
  • Fin du symposium – J. N Humbert : «Notre agriculture est un milieu bouillonnant d’idées» (Le Mauricien 1/11/03 )
  • Un anniversaire sous le signe du dialogue GM-secteur privé (Le Mauricien 30/10/03)
  • "L’Agriculture doit explorer les options de diversification" (L’Express 30/10/03)

Session inaugurale

  • Discours du Président de la Chambre d'Agriculture, M. Cyril Mayer plus...
  • Discours du Vice-Premier ministre, ministre des Finances, de l'Agriculture, de la Technologie alimentaire et des Ressources naturelles, l'Hon. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth plus...
  • Discours du Premier ministre, l'Hon. Paul R. Bérenger, GCSK plus...
  • Discours d'orientation générale par M. Joseph Daul, député du Parlement européen et président de la Commission de l'Agriculture et du Développement rural au Parlement Européen. Thème: Les grands défis de l'agriculture de demain plus...

Sessions of the symposium