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Food and Agricultural Research Council

R and D Institutions


Albion Fisheries Research Centre (AFRC)
Albion, Petite Rivière, Mauritius
Telephone ( 230 ) 238 4100 Fax ( 230 ) 238 4184 Internet http://fisheries.gov.mu
The objectives of the Albion Fisheries Research Centre are to carry out research and development activities with a view to increasing knowledge on fishery resources within the fishing limits of Mauritius and to provide a basis for their sustainable development and management
Agricultural Research and Extension Unit (AREU)
Réduit Mauritius
Telephone ( 230 ) 464 4876 Fax ( 230 ) 464 8809
E-mail areu@bow.intnet.mu Internet http://www.areu.mu

The Agricultural Research and Extension Unit functions under the aegis of the Food and Agricultural Research Council as from July 1995. The main objective of AREU is to serve its clients through excellence in cost-effective high quality research and extension and to meet the policy requirements of government. AREU has responsibility for livestock and all crops excluding sugarcane.
Réduit Mauritius
Telephone ( 230 ) 454 1018 Fax ( 230 ) 464 8749 Internet http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/moa/

The Agricultural Services of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security started life as the Department of Agriculture in 1913 itself taking over from the Station Agronomique created in 1893. It is the regulatory body of the Ministry and provides a number of services to the agricultural community.
Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute (MSIRI)
Réduit Mauritius
Telephone ( 230 ) 454 1061 Fax ( 230 ) 454 1971 Internet http://www.msiri.mu

The Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute is a statutory body created in 1953 with mandate to promote by means of research and investigation the technical progress of the sugar industry. It also carries out research on foodcrops that are grown in association with sugarcane
University of Mauritius (UOM)
Réduit Mauritius
Telephone ( 230 ) 454 1041 Fax ( 230 ) 454 9642 Internet http://www.uom.ac.mu

The University of Mauritius was founded in 1965. While training remains one of its important mandates, it also focuses on research in diverse areas which include agriculture and allied subjects.