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.
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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 (located side by side at the Cascavelle Shopping Village) 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.
Managing Director | Agriculture
Pierre Philippe Lenferna
Head of Agrinnovation
Jean Aime Adolphe
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