In Mauritius, in the region of Crève-Coeur, the ginger production season ended in early November. In order to respond to price disparities between buyers and consumers, Minister of Agro-Industry Mahen Seeruttun announced the forthcoming construction and entry into operation of the National Wholesale Market. This way, planters will be able to sell their products directly to the public. The current price of this fresh condiment on the market is Rs 100-Rs 125 per half-kg.
Ginger is grown on the island in the northern region, in Boulingrin, Camp-la-Boue, Crève-Coeur, Marianas, Rivalland, Robinson, Thomassin, Congomah and Marianas. There are about 50 hectares of ginger cultivation, with a production of just under 1,000 tons annually. Another fact: about 130 planters are committed to producing them and 70% of them reside in the aforementioned places.
Last year, heavy rains damaged the production of fresh ginger as the planting is from September to January and the harvest is spread between July and November. "Local ginger has no competitor because we only import processed products and pasta."
Source : L’express