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Mauritius not just for honeymooners

Despite its reputation as a lush tropical getaway, Mauritius is a surprisingly agricultural country.

12th November, 2005

Despite its reputation as a lush tropical getaway, Mauritius is a surprisingly agricultural country. The landscape to the southeast is typified by mile after mile of farmed land. For the past two centuries, the country has been economically dependent on green sugar cane farming. Palm trees, Chamarel coffee and pineapple farming also dominate.

In decline since the early nineties, the Mauritian sugar industry has been replaced by tourism. According to Air Mauritius, about 2,350 Irish...

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