As a follow up activity of the Web 2.0 learning opportunity, a joint project for the mapping of sugarcane fields in an irrigated zone has been initiated in collaboration with fellow participant and colleague, Mr. Roopesh Ramburn of the Irrigation Authority. A brief of this project was also presented during the closing ceremony of the Web 2.0 training workshop which took place on Friday 27th July, 2012, at the University of Mauritius.
|Yash Ramdharee presenting the joint project at the University of Mauritius|
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The idea behind this project is to develop a tool for monitoring and evaluation of sugar cane production in an irrigated project (St Felix Small Scale Irrigation Project) which was set up in 1998 and comprises some 175 small farmers on an area of about 95 hectares. It must also be pointed out a number of farmers in this project have since 2011 joined the Field Operations Irrigation and Regrouping Project which is being implemented by the Mauritius Cane Industry Authority with funds under the EU- accompanying measures for small sugar cane farmers as mentionned in the Multi Annual Adaptation Strategy Action Plan 2011-2015. Read more on The MAAS report 2006-2015
Mapping and updating of the individual farmers plots are expected to be completed by the end of December 2012 with the end of this years' sugar harvest season. The next step will be to share and use this information among interested parties.