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Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius

Mission statement

Training human resources and fostering intellectual development and research in the agricultural and Food sectors

  • Initiate, expand, diversify and upgrade training and research in priority areas of agriculture and food science so as to respond to the career aspirations of potential students and the requirements of the job market
  • Carry out research and outreach in the exploration and modernisation of agriculture and agriculture-related markets.
  • Enhance links with industries and overseas institutions for teaching, research, consultancy and outreach activities.
  • Provide postgraduate training and research programmes for the professional development of graduates.
  • Provide in-service training to staff of institutions in the agricultural and agro-industrial sectors.
  • Develop and offer specialised short training programmes in line with the evolution in agricultural and food sectors
FANRPAN stakeholders
  • Government
  • Parastatal bodies
  • Farmer Organisations
  • NGOs
  • University and Research Institutions
  • Private Sector
FANRPAN Node Steering Committee
Agricultural Marketing Board Mr R Sookun alt. Mr J Mamodebaccus
Agricultural Research and Extension Unit of Food and Agricultural research council Mr S Bisnauthsing alt. Mr R Rajcumar
Farmers Service Cooperation Mr T Gunesh alt. Mr L Jeeha
Irrigation Authority Mr C Hookoom alt. Mr KCS Kong Thoo Lin/td>
Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute Mr J Tonta
Agricultural Policy and Analysis Unit Ministry of Agriculture, FT & NR Mr K Chikhuri alt. Mr S Gopee
Mauritius Chamber of Agriculture Mr Jocelyn Kwok Yin Siong Yen
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius, Node Coordinator B Rajkomar
The Mauritius Co-operative Agricultural Federation Ltd I Rajcoomarsing alt. Mr C Khelawon
FANRPAN country node contact
Mr Shane Hardowar
Tel: +230 454 1041
Fax: +230 454 9642
Name of hosting institution: University of Mauritius
Categorization of node hosting: University
Position: Lecturer
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Agriculture, MSc Agricultural Management (Food and Allied Group Scholarship)
Professional Interests: Agricultural Management, Extension, Research, Entrepreneurship, Climate Change
Why I enjoy hosting the FANRPAN Node: To showcase agriculture and related activities from my countries to other Nodes and to the Secretariat.
Institutional priorities related to FANRPAN work: Upgrade research and training. Enhance links through outreach activities.
Physical Address: Department of Agricultural Production and Systems, School of Agriculture, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius

Ministry of Agriculture

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COMESA-EAC-SADC Climate Change Tripartite Programme

Competence Platform on Energy, Crop & Agro-forestry Systems and Semi-arid Ecosystems Africa (COMPETE)

Development of The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Regional Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Compact

Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: Targeting the Most Vulnerable

Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) support to FANRPAN

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