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Agriculture Department Officers boost up knowledge in CAPI Methodologies facilitated by FAO Representatives

The Food Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s the technical division is emphasizing on the implementation of information data management platforms, for agriculture, food, and nutrition security in the Indian Ocean countries, including Seychelles. This is part of the regional project, SANOI, which started in 2021 and will end in 2025, and is funded by the EU. Following [...]

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Celebrating World Bee Day: Seychelles Hosts Mini Fair to Promote Beekeeping and Conservation

In honor of World Bee Day, the Department of Agriculture in Seychelles orchestrated a buzzing event that brought together local honey producers and breeders for a captivating showcase of their products. Held at Camion Hall today, the mini fair was a vibrant affair graced by the esteemed presence of the Minister for Agriculture, Climate Change

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Ban on Sooty Tern eggs collection extended for further population studies

This morning, Mr. Rodney Quatre, the Director General for Biodiversity and Conservation Management, along with Ms. Ashley Dias, the Director for Biodiversity and Conservation, and the senior legal officer for the Environment Department, jointly delivered a presentation to members of the media. They provided insight into the reasoning behind their proposal to the cabinet, which

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Revitalizing Agricultural Education in Seychelles

Revitalizing Agricultural Education in Seychelles: Collaborative Strategies Discussed in Meeting with Mr. Vistah J. Mudenda and Minister Joubert In a recent meeting with the Minister and Principal Secretary for Agriculture, Mr. Keven Nancy, Mr. Mudenda outlined a comprehensive plan aimed at revitalizing agricultural education in Seychelles. Mr. Mudenda emphasized the need for enhancing the skills

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Wildlife Specialist Dr. Therese Hard mission in Seychelles to assist in Stray Dog Control Efforts

The Department of Agriculture Welcomed the arrival of a Renowned Wildlife Specialist, Dr. Therese Hard, from Scandinavia, May 5, 2024. The distinguished wildlife specialist with an extensive experience in wildlife management and conservation, has worked on numerous projects around the world, focusing on issues related to human-wildlife conflict and biodiversity conservation. Dr. Therese Hard knowledge

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Seychelles Participates in the African Union, Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health (AFSH) Summit

The Principal Secretary for Agriculture of the Agriculture within the Ministry for Climate Change and Environment, Mr. Keven Nancy participated in the African Union, Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health (AFSH) Summit, between the 07th to 09th May 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya, Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC). The structure of the summit structure was on 07th

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Official Launch of the “Rearing of Queen Bee” Training in Seychelles

According to FAO, bees are considered to be among the hardest working creature on the planet. With their role as pollinators, carrying pollen from one flower to another, they contribute greatly towards the production of nuts, seeds and fruits of different varieties and enhanced quality, thus contributing to food security and nutrition. With the aim

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Collaborative Approach to Addressing the Leaf Beetle Incursion

The Agriculture Department recently convened a half-day workshop at the Backstage Restaurant and Lounge in Roche Caiman on March 5th. Bringing together representatives from Pest Control companies and officials from Health and Community Development, the workshop aimed to foster collaborative discussions on strategies to manage and control the infestation of the "Golden Apple Leaf Beetle"

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Useful information about the distinctive leaf beetle infesting golden apple trees

The Department of Agriculture wishes to inform the general public about the recent identification of a beetle species that poses a threat to golden apple trees Spondias dulcis (frisiter). The beetle, preliminary identified as Podontia quatuordecimpunctata commonly known as leaf beetle, was first observed feeding on golden apple trees in the Bel Air area at

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Courtesy Visit – Honorary Consul of Malaysia; Discussion on the potential of technical assistance to the Agricultural Sector in Seychelles

Seychelles and Malaysia have a strong bilateral foreign relationship which has continually helped to promote the cooperation between the two countries in different Governmental sectors. The Honorary Consul of Malaysia Mr. Kabilan Muniandy was on a working mission in the Seychelles. As part of his mission, Mr. Kabilan Muniandy and three other experts from the

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