ABOUT MCIA

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Mission and Vision

Mission

To promote the development of the cane sector and its clusters through systematic policy measures, creating an enabling environment with innovative and efficient services, research and development, technology transfer and value addition to meet current and future challenges.

Vision

To ensure a sustainable cane industry as an important pillar within the socio-economic framework of the country.

Who we are?

Establishment of the Authority

The Mauritius Cane Industry Authority was established as a body corporate on 15 December 2011 with the enactment of the Mauritius Cane Industry Authority Act (No. 40 of 2011). The Act came into force by Proclamation on 19th of March 2012.

The organisational structure of the MCIA, as approved by the Mauritius Cane Industry Board, provides for six departments, namely:

  1. Office of the Chief Executive Officer
  2. Control and Arbitration Department (CAD)
  3. Mauritius Sugarcane Industry Research Institute (MSIRI)
  4. Farmers Service Agency (FSA)
  5. Agricultural Mechanisation Unit (AMU)
  6. Sugar Storage and Handling Unit (SSHU)

Our History

The sugar cane industry crossed another milestone with the establishment of the Mauritius Cane Industry Authority (MCIA), bringing under its ambit the operations and functions of the six Service Providing Institutions. This merger formed part of the reform process within the industry, as a consequence of Government’s policy to sustain the planting community subsequent to the 36 per cent drastic cut in the price of sugar. For the MCIA, the objective was to bring down cess not to exceed 4 per cent of the ex-Mauritius Sugar Syndicate price as from crop 2011.

The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security took the initiative to provide for the establishment of the Mauritius Cane Industry Authority with a view to render the sugar cane industry more effective and efficient. With the Proclamation of the Mauritius Cane Industry Authority Act (No. 40 of 2011) on 19 March 2012, the Mauritius Cane Industry Authority was created as a body corporate to take over the powers and objects of the following six cess funded institutions, namely:

  1. Cane Planters and Millers Arbitration and Control Board
  2. Farmers Service Corporation
  3. Mauritius Sugar Authority
  4. Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute
  5. Mauritius Sugar Terminal Corporation
  6. Sugar Planters Mechanical Pool Corporation

The Mauritius Cane Industry Authority became the apex organisation of the sugar cane industry and the relevant Acts of the six cess funded institutions were repealed and the operations and activities of the institutions were vested with the MCIA.