The Agriculture department of Medine Group, which is historically linked to the sugarcane, now includes several sectors of activity ranging from sugarcane production to the cultivation of plants, fruits and vegetables.
With nearly 38% of its land used for the cultivation of sugarcane, Medine's Agriculture department plays an essential role in the development and protection of Medine’s land. An area spanning over 3,495 hectares is allocated to sugarcane and 168 hectares to fruits and vegetables, with an average production of 32,000 tonnes and 1,500 tonnes respectively.
26, 380 TN
3, 000 TN
Fruits & vegetables
Sectors of activities
Jardins de Medine
Since the launch of the “Jardins de Medine” brand in September 2012, it has been very popular amongst the consumers. In addition to the flagship products such as onions, carrots, tomatoes (“pommes d’amour”), lettuce, potatoes and turban squash (“giraumon”), the “Jardins de Medine” extended their product range in 2015 with butternut squash, baby potatoes, garlic, ginger, baby carrots and sliced squash. The “ready to eat” segment introduced in 2016 includes lettuces, washed and wrung dry, grated carrots, rocket, cherry tomatoes and finally a combination of lettuce, rocket and cherry tomatoes. As for fruits offered by “Jardins de Medine”, bananas are regularly found on supermarket shelves and, depending on the season, mango, papaya, jujube, grenadine and lychees.
In 2020, as part of the national effort to overcome the world health crisis caused by the COVID-19, les Jardins de Medine launched an easy-to-use online platform to allow Mauritians order fresh fruits and vegetables and get them delivered on their doorsteps.
A comprehensive set of sanitary measures is implemented throughout the production line as well as at the agricultural diversification hangar. The latter has been certified HACCP since 2011; this standard provides food safety assurance through very strict hygiene measures and controls.
Landscaping and Nursery
Since 2005, the Medine Nursery and Medine Landscaping exist as two complementary entities of the eco-green activities of the Agricultural cluster. Medine Nursery occupies 9 hectares and owns a herbarium housing 135,000 plants of 600 varieties, spread over two designated sites, namely within Medine Agro and the Medine Garden Centre and serves as logistics support to the internal landscaping team. Production and wholesale activities are concentrated on an initial site extending over 8 hectares. The doors to the Garden Centre are open to the general public. One can find all the varieties of plants cultivated by the Medine Group in this easy to access centre; namely aromatic herbs, shrubs, palm trees, indoor plants, ground-cover plants or even orchids.
Although Medine’s landscaping services (conceptualisation, development, beautification, infrastructure development) are not reserved for the company, the Group’s new market conditions and real estate development dynamics have led the team to work mainly on internal projects, including Uniciti, (SPARC, Cascavelle Shopping Village, Student Life Residences and Student Life Restaurant, etc.) or the Morcellement Bois d’Olive – Forestia and the Green Creek.
The Group cultivates sugarcane over 3,495 hectares, mainly on the West Coast of Mauritius, with some incursions west of Plaines Wilhems. After ten years of land levelling and clearing, the harvesting of sugarcane is 100% mechanised since 2010. The Chebel, Tamarin and Henrietta branches (whose offices are located in Bassin) are in charge of the sugarcane activities of Medine and their employees are on the front line during the harvesting period as well as during intercropping operations.
With nearly 38% of its land used for sugarcane cultivation, the Agriculture department of Medine plays an essential role in the development and protection of Medine’s land.
The Yemen reserve located on the West of the island is now open to the public with a number of eco-touristic activities all grouped under the new name of Yemen Experience! By opening its vast estate of 3,400 hectares to visitors, Yemen Experience offers a one-of-a-kind, year-round premium experience wrapped in a stunning biodiversity that packs in plenty of fun, adventure and thrills for visitors of all ages and interests. This is also the ideal place for visitors to recharge their batteries by discovering a uniquely preserved nature through a series of activities respectful of the environment. The management of Yemen has recently embarked on a huge project, aimed at promoting the wealth of this nature reserve.
If the Yemen reserve remains the largest hunting ground in Mauritius, where hunting has been their main activity for quite some time, it now features an array of experiences accessible to the public. From solo to family adventures, business seminars to eco-touristic exploration, the Yemen Experience has something for everyone.
The Yemen Experience is a new chapter for the reserve who managed to preserve its heritage and richness while offering a unique experience. Ride, Walk, Explore, Celebrate, Stay, Team-Up, Think, Hunt or Meat, these experiences have been designed to deepen your connection with nature and are accessible upon reservations on their website.
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T: +230 5471 7429
DEER RANCHING AND HUNTING
The hunting camp of the reserve has undergone a complete facelift and is now known as the Yemen Pavillon. The building, whose modernity blends harmoniously with the authenticity and preserved surroundings of the area, has transformed into a magnificent venue for receptions, business meetings, seminars and other team building activities. The Yemen Pavillon is also the starting point for other activities proposed on site such as hiking or electro-bike, aimed at raising awareness on the preservation of the environment.
Yemen Pavillon also displays modern spaces, which can accommodate over 400 people. It includes a central bar and a fully-equipped kitchen. Today, the Yemen Pavilion stretches over four-hectares within an extraordinary setting, making it a reference site on the west coast.
The Yemen Lodge (Tamarin les Hauts) was acquired in 2015 and has known a major uplifting ever since. The architects have succeeded in coupling the new with the rustic and the result is a venue with character that offers all the comfort that one can dream of, while keeping the unique cachet of a mountain lodge. It can presently accommodate 80/90 guests.
Completely secluded and beautifully located, the Yemen Lodge offers a scenic view of the west coast of the island that is second to none and is ideal for high-class receptions, exclusive meetings and unique sundowners.
Deer Ranching and Hunting
Deer ranching in and around Black River has a very interesting and extensive history and can be tracked down to the 50s. Backed by Medine since the mid-70s, the Yemen Reserve has earned the reputation of keeping a populous deer herd that can amply supply the venison meat market outside the hunting season while attracting a crowd of connoisseurs during the hunting season. Normal deer herd neighbours 10,500 heads year in and out.
Managing Director | Agriculture
Jean Aime Adolphe