Mauritius- Development of the Mauritius Special Agro Industrial Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Sep 2021
Signature Date 21 Dec 2021
Planned Completion Date 31 Aug 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 100,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Feasibility Studies - Special Agro Industrial Processing Zone Project aims to support the development of inclusive and sustainable Agro Industrial development in Mauritius. The proposed study will also assess the feasibility of integrating producers from neighboring African countries to provide raw materials for the agro industrial park as well as upgrade local production towards high tech and climate proof agriculture to improve productivity and national food self-sufficiency. The feasibility study will analyze and make recommendations on critical issues identified along the priority value chains as well as provide information on the strategy for the full integration of private sector investments (including SMEs, farmers, processing, logistics, etc.) in the upstream and downstream of the agricultural sector. The proposal has three objective components which will be implemented simultaneously: (i) Undertake Full Feasibility Study and Master Plans for the Mauritius Regional Agro Industrial Processing Zone (ii) Present Full Feasibility Reports and Master Plans to Government and Stakeholders and (iii) Project coordination and management.

Project Objectives

The strategic goal is to create a new regional logistic hub for agro-industrial and commercial activities in the Republic of Mauritius and to link the island to the rest of the Continent of Africa to facilitate the inflow of agricultural raw material and as the main gateway to the international markets in Africa, Asia and Australia. The Specific objectives are to: (i) Undertake Full Feasibility Study and Master Plans for the Mauritius Regional Agro Industrial Zone, (ii) Present Full Feasibility Reports and Master Plans to Government and Stakeholders.

Beneficiaries

The main beneficiary of the project is the Government of Mauritius.

Participating Organization

Funding
Middle Income Countries Fund
Implementing
GOVERNMENT OF MAURITIUS MINISTRY OF FINANCE

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-MU-A00-001
Last Update 29 Nov 2022

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Contact Details

Name EZEDINMA Chukwuma Ikechukwu
Email c.ezedinma@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Mauritius
Coordinates Location Name
-20.16194 57.49889 Port Louis