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Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security



Agricultural Services Contact Person: Dr. P SOOKAR
Entomology Division ​Position: Principal Scientific Officer
​Tel No.: (230) 466 4983 - (230)401 2800
​Fax: (230) 466 6434
​E mail:


​   MANDATE ​ ​
Prevention of entry and establishment of exotic pests
Research and development in safe and sustainable pest control programmes
Implementation of action programmes in plant protection
To protect the country’s agricultural economy and ecosystem from introduction and establishment of destructive pests, as a first line of defence
Monitoring and management of existing and newly introduced pests
Monitoring and management of existing and newly introduced pests
Maintenance and improvement of plant health
To promote biological control as a safer pest control method
To deliver plant protection services
The Entomology Division has its main office situated in Réduit and manages two sub sections namely at Mapou and Flacq under the fruit fly project
The Entomology Division offers the following services
Attending to special requests from individuals/organisations for specific pest problems.
Advisory field visits in connection with insect problems are carried out upon request. The main insect pests that are encountered include termites on trees, Batocera borer on mango plants and white fly on ornamentals.
 Chemical Treatments of agricultural products  meant for export/import                        ​FAQs
Advice on beekeeping and hive management and supply of queen bees for sale to beekeeper                                                                                                  FAQs
​Promotion of apiculture : training of beekeepers
Registration of Beekeepers
Biological control of coconut rhinoceros beetle
Advice and training on beekeeping and hive management
Identification of insects
Supply of biological control agents
Chemical treatment for quarantine purposes
Treatment  against insect pest problems in Government and Parastatal buildings/yards
​Free distribution of fruit fly bait and killer blocks for fruit fly control
Technical advice on control of pests on plants