Taxes: Boosting organic production

In Mauritius, in order to protect soils, the environment and consumer health, any local or foreign firm that produces organic food in the island is eligible for exemption from taxes for 8 years. The government’s aim is that half of fruit and vegetable production will be organic by 2020.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.