Sustainability moves taking root

SMEs are widely recognised as the backbone of our economy. It is increasingly acknowledged that they are also vital players in the transition to a new economy that is low-carbon, circular and inclusive.

Everyone should be trying to do their bit to reduce their impact on the environment. For businesses, this is especially important as their spheres of influence extend way beyond just the people working for them.

Highlights of two organisations striving in their sustainability journey:

Island Food Revolution

Island Food Revolution is a culinary movement bringing local farmers and producers together with the foodservice and hospitality industry.

The IFR ambassadors are chefs and professionals from the hospitality industry from various multi-cultural backgrounds striving to source and promote “le plus bon & le plus beau” terroir produce from across the island and Rodrigues.

Integrating heirloom vegetables once forgotten in the chefs’ creations and developing local meat supplies that have never been valued to date.

The chef ambassadors will be enhancing, developing, and mentoring local producers to achieve a level of quality to the expectations of the industry.

Supported by the United Nations, the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security and her god-mother Anne Sophie Pic, The IFR shall contribute to the development of products locally created and grown and enhance the savoir-faire of farmers and producers to contribute to their social and economic empowerment.

Island Food Revolution Founders

Emmanuelle Coquet

Jerry Bastiaan






Takamaka Boutique Winery

A long-time dream come true, the Takamaka Boutique Winery has been created by the talented, passionate, and fully qualified winemaker, Alexander Oxenham and his wife Isabelle. This Mauritian oenologist took up the challenge of producing wine in a totally different way: using locally grown lychees.

“By creating the only winery in Mauritius dedicated to the production of lychee wine, I wanted to write the art of winemaking differently: with a lot of audacity, some technical now-how and a great amount of fun”

Indulge yourself in this wonderful tasting journey and get to meet the friendly team of Takamaka who will guide you to understand the lychee winemaking process

Needless to say that you will end your visit with a delicious and unique wine tasting session!

Takamaka Boutique Winery is about getting away from the beaten tracks and pursuing your dreams, fuelled by passion, and determined to always strive for the highest quality. This winery is not like other chateaus or vineyards — it is about a commitment to do something unique, serve your community and customers, and succeed to keep things eco-friendly.

The winery also includes a Bistrot where you can enjoy a coffee break or lunch at any time of day. The menu prioritizes local products

Takamaka Boutique Winery

Plaine Bonnefin – Mare aux Vacoas – Tel 54 42 83 71



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Improving Sustainaible Tourism In Mauritius through Greening the Value Chain of Tour Operators (SUS-ISLAND) is a Switch Africa grand project funded by the European Commission and led by Mauritius Tourism Authority. Its objective is to promote sustainaible tourism in Mauritius by demonstration and scaling up a self-sustaining mechanism for improving  sustainaibility impacts along the value chain improving awareness and market of sustainaible tourism products.