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    Support to Forest Code Revision and Institutional Reform in Mauritius - TCP/MAR/3602 2020
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    Mauritius is a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) in theEastern Indian Ocean with a population of 1.3 million. Itsmain resources are tourism, sugar cane production andfisheries. It faces the typical constraints of a SIDS, namelysmall area and population, limited skilled humanresources, diseconomies of scale, remoteness from majormarkets, scarce natural resources and vulnerability tonatural disasters, especially in the context of climatechange.The economy of Mauritius, which was once based on themonoculture of sugar cane, shifted at the start of the1970s towards the development of offshore bankingservices, real estate, ICT, textiles and tourism, with thecountry welcoming around a million tourists each year.With the Government’s attempts to promote bothbusiness tourism and ecotourism, a clear focus has beenplaced on the conservation of biodiversity.Although the National Forest Policy document, issued in2006, explicitly details the necessary elements for anenabling context for the full implementation of the policy,its directions have not been adequately implemented dueto major gaps and inconsistencies in the national legal andregulatory frameworks and in the current institutionalsetting.
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    Support for Strengthening the National Food Safety and Plant Health Protection Systems in Mauritius - TCP/MAR/3601 2020
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    Crop production in the Republic of Mauritius isconstrained by outbreaks of pests and diseases. The lackof early warning systems to alert decision-makers andfarmers to emerging threats compromises agriculturalproduction and food safety, and leads to a reliance onthe use of agrochemicals that harm the environmentand increase the risk of residue in produce. In addition,Mauritius imports around 77 percent of its foodrequirements. As a result, there is a high risk of unsafefood and plant and animal pests and diseases enteringthe country, where capacity to detect, analyse andquarantine and to identify and respond to food hazardsand pests is low.
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    Adopting Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices in African Small Island Developing States (SIDS) - GCP/RAF/506/MUL 2022
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    Small Island Developing States (SIDS) share similar sustainable development challenges, including susceptibility to natural disasters, vulnerability to external shocks, and excessive dependence on international trade. Fisheries, tourism and agriculture contribute significantly to national Gross Domestic Product (GDP); however, these sectors are particularly vulnerable to the changing climate. In this context, the project aimed to assist the six African SIDS (Cabo Verde, Comoros [the], Guinea Bissau, Mauritius, Sao Tome and Principe, and Seychelles), taking into account their unique vulnerabilities as well as their heterogeneity, to build climate change resiliency within their agricultural sectors through various development pathways. The project was implemented in three primary countries, namely Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau and Seychelles; however, all six SIDS countries will benefit through intraregional exchange and knowledge sharing activities.

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