The Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Mauritius has been championing a “FOOD LOSS AND WASTE REDUCTION & RECOVERY” Initiative from February 2018-June 2019. It is now involved in an EU funded project DeSIRA (Development-Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture) and the Work Package 3 focusses on activities relating to food loss and food waste reduction. In the context of the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste on 29 September 2023. the Faculty of Agriculture organized the launching of a recipe book entitled ‘Valorising Food Leftovers and Imperfect Fruits & Vegetables-a compilation of 45 original recipes’ by the Acting President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Marie Cyril Eddy Boissézon and the First Counsellor of the European Union (EU) delegation to the Republic of Mauritius, Mrs Florence Van Houtte. The recipe book was developed by the research team (Assoc Professor Daya Goburdhun, Assoc Professor Arvind Ruggoo, Dr Deena Ramful Baboolall, Dr Roshini Brizmohun Gopaul and Miss Lakshaya Beeharee as trainee project assistant) in collaboration with chefs and individuals passionate about cooking but concerned about food waste.

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Contact person: Assoc Professor Daya Goburdhun (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)






Department of Agricultural Production & Systems (APS)

Welcome to the Agricultural Production & Systems (APS) Department! The APS Department is one of the two departments constituting the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Mauritius.

Department of Agricultural & Food Science (AFS)

The Department of Agricultural and Food Science (AFS) carries out scientific research, university teaching, consultancy and outreach in different research areas as follows: Biotechnology and Microbiology, Food Science and Technology, Aquaculture and Crop Protection, Agricultural and Soil Chemistry