Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security

Communiqué

 Mini Sheltered Farming Scheme

The public is hereby informed that the Mini Sheltered Farming Scheme, mentioned in the 2018-2019 Budget Speech, for the promotion of backyard gardening and vertical agriculture is now ready for implementation.

The Scheme will part finance the purchase of one mini net house of a maximum size of 10 m², per household, for vegetable cultivation under shelter, at backyard.  A grant of up to a maximum of Rs 10,000 on the cost of the mini net house will be provided to eligible households.

Households with a combined annual income not exceeding Rs 650,000 are eligible to benefit under the Scheme, provided they have the required space to put up the mini net house.  Each household will be allowed only one mini net house.

Interested parties are invited to submit their applications on the prescribed forms available on the website of FAREI at farei.mu and at the FAREI offices indicated below:

Mapou Model Farm: Tel. 266-2087
Flacq Model Farm: Tel. 413-8125
Riviere des Anguilles Model Farm: Tel. 626-2554
Plaisance Demonstration Centre: Tel. 637-8112
Vacoas Extension Sub Office. Tel. 606-3087

A list of registered suppliers from whom the mini net house may be procured can also be collected from these offices or downloaded from the website.

Duly filled in application forms together with copies of the National Identity Card of applicants, proof of address and site plan, official documents indicating household income and quotation from a registered supplier from the list should be submitted to the offices indicated above by Friday 21 December 2018 at 16 00 hrs at latest. Applications will be considered on a first-come first-serve basis.

Additional information on the Scheme may be obtained from the offices indicated above. Those not eligible under the Scheme but are interested with the mini net house, are requested to contact the offices mentioned above for advice and guidance.

 

20 November 2018

9th Floor, Renganaden Seeneevassen Building
Cnr Jules Koenig & Maillard Street
Port Louis

Download Application Form (you may also right click and save link for later use)

Download List of Suppliers (you may also right click and save link for later use)