The EDB, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security, organised a symposium on the agriculture sector themed “Pathways to a sustainable food system for a healthier tomorrow” in the margin of Les Assises de L’agriculture on the 16th and 17th March 2023 at Cote D’or Sport complex. This event brought together close to 125 participants from the private and public sectors.
The symposium was an opportunity for the local actors to share their experiences, discuss and propose actions that will support the effort to increase local production and reduce dependence on imported foodstuffs. The symposium was followed by roundtable discussions which laid emphasis on sustainable Value Chains, Farm Diversification, Technology Adoption, Boosting Production, Contract farming and Resilience to climate change and best practices. The last session was devoted to the development of a roadmap for sustainable agriculture and the strengthening of food security.
It provided participants with a platform to explore issues, exchange views and enhance their understanding on key themes. Participants formulated short- and medium-term actions to support the transition to a more sustainable form of agriculture in Mauritius.