Indian Ocean islands link up via agriculture web portal
As part of a new project to improve biodiversity and agriculture science reporting within the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), a group of 11 press officers were trained from 24–25 May 2012 in Mauritius.
The press officers come from the agriculture ministries of the IOC islands — Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion and the Seychelles — as well as Zanzibar.
The training programme is just one component of a wider initiative — launched in 2010 — to highlight environmentally-friendly agricultural practices in this biodiversity-rich region. Other activities include the launch of the online Indian Ocean Biodiversity & Agriculture portal, in December 2011.
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