Mauritius produces enough potatoes and fresh vegetables
meet domestic demand. The government subsidizes the
some crops. The area under cultivation for food crops was
hectares in 1991; total production was 64,090 tons.
and 1989, food crops suffered from poor weather, including
cyclones, disease, and lack of land for tenant farmers.
covered 623 hectares in 1991, and production amounted to
tons. British American Tobacco processed the entire crop
domestic consumption. Cut flowers have proved to be a very
successful crop, beginning in the late 1980s, and efforts
also being made to produce tropical fruits for export.
Data as of August 1994