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Mauritius has traditionally had a primarily agricultural economic system, dominated by the mono-crop sugarcane up until the 1970s. Since then the country has experienced the growth of other sectors, alongside a diversification in the agriculture industry. However, sugar cane retains its position as the most significant agricultural export, whilst also covering almost 90% of the cultivated land area (2010). In 2010 exports of raw sugar generated $218,550,000 and refined sugar generated $33,090,000. Overall the move away from agriculture has seen a decline in its contribution to the national economy, with agriculture, forestry and fisheries contributing 4% to the GDP in 2010. However, agricultural land accounted for 48.3% of total land area in 2009

The main agricultural products, aside from sugarcane, include tea, corn, potatoes, bananas, pulses, cattle, goats and fish. The country has seen an increase in the production of flowers and fruits. Flowers grown on the island are exported towards Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. Exports of mangoes, pineapples, lichis and bananas are sent to the European Union. High freight costs have also pushed entrepreneurs towards increasing the proportion of processed fruits and vegetables for export. The Ministry of Agro Industry, Food Production and Security oversees the promotion of agricultural production, with a specific focus on products that include milk and meat, horticultural products, sugar and tea. The government stipulates that ensuring the sustainability of the agricultural sector as a primary pillar in the country’s economic development remains a key focus.

Agriculture organisations in Mauritius
Agrex Ltd
Agricultural Marketing Board
Agriplus Ltd
Agro Top Ltd
Blychem Ltd
Growers Home Ltd
IBL Chemicals
Iframac Ltd
Insuladd Ltd
Irrigation Authority
Kripcen Agro Chemicals Ltd
Maison Agriculture
Mechanisation Co. Ltd
Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security
Tractor & Equipment Mauritius Ltd
Zt International Ltd