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SMART DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION
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WHAT WE DO

SMART FARMING & AGRICULTURE

Over the years, we have evolved from being a leader in the field of agriculture, with one main crop, to diversifying our agricultural and farming activities in a smart way that yields products from a holistic perspective, that can be valued by our services. With what could be seen as a farm-to-table activity (albeit on a larger scale).
Various components contribute to this comprehensive approach. Our main agricultural products are sugarcane, palm and coffee, and our farming activities include deer, wild boar and pheasant, offering both the options of hunting, and marketing to the public.

OUR BRANDS

Producer

At Agrïa, productivity is at the heart of our mission. It therefore translates into all areas of activity, placing Agrïa as a multidisciplinary producer, and key actor of the region.
As an agricultural producer, our farming ranges from crops to livestock, offering a comprehensive range of products. Crops like sugar cane, coffee, pineapple and palm, are local delicacies, relished by locals as much as tourists. Game like deer, wild boar and pheasant are, for their part, sought by hunters.
As a local manufacturer, what we produce contributes to making our region and its unique features shine: the iconic Chamarel coffee is processed and sold to both locals and tourists, as the rest of our farm products are processed and marketed.
As an actor in the field of hospitality, our hotels and restaurants power unforgettable experiences, as we offer a diverse choice of expertly organised packages providing memorable experiences to our guests. The south-west of Mauritius renowned for its preserved natural environment is home to some of the island's most authentic venues. Full of character and picturesque, Bel Ombre, Case Noyale and Chamarel will offer you a complete range of inspiring moments.

Protector

Our pristine region is at the heart of our concerns. Preserving this gorgeous natural backdrop as the main stage to showcase all of our products and services is key to continue thriving. With real estate as one of these projects, we, therefore, devised a sustainable Master Plan for land and property management that is respectful of the surrounding nature.

ABOUT US

In 1910, Messrs Emile Sauzier, Eugène de Rosnay, A James Wilson, Edouard Rouillard, Oscar Pitot, Robert Pitot and George Antelme created CSBO, now named AGRÏA. Today, the descendants of the founders of CSBO are still significant shareholders of the company, the majority being owned since 1971 by South West Tourism Development, a subsidiary of the Rogers Group.

Incorporated on the 22nd June 1910, the company was engaged in the cultivation and transformation of sugar cane.

In line with the reform of the Mauritian sugar industry, the company closed down its sugar factory in 1999. During the following decade, CSBO (now named AGRÏA) has implemented two Voluntary Retirement Schemes and reduced significantly its number of workers. Since the closure of its factory, AGRÏA invested in neighbouring mills.

A complete reengineering of the Bel Ombre region was subsequently initiated. With a new vision of transforming the zone into a quality hospitality and leisure zone, a master plan was implemented to set up exclusive leisure and property developments whilst pursuing agricultural diversification.

Two luxury hotels and a championship golf course in the unique surroundings of the historic monument, ”Le Château de Bel Ombre” were inaugurated in 2004. Frédérica Nature Reserve enriched its offer and the Domaine de Bel Ombre developed further with the opening of three additional beach hotels and the construction of the luxury villa resort, Heritage Villas Valriche. Traditional hunting activities were enriched to appeal to both local and international clients.

In 2010, AGRÏA undertook the renovation of the old sugar factory into a commercial and events complex, Place du Moulin.

LES VILLAS DE BEL OMBRE
Property Development, Shareholding 60%

Les Villas de Bel Ombre was incorporated to implement the development of Villas Valriche, an exclusive residential resort. Developed on 106 hectares of land formerly owned by CSBO, Villas Valriche forms part of a broader plan to shape the Bel Ombre region into a high profile residential and tourist destination.
STE MARIE CRUSHING PLANT CO
Building Materials

Saint Marie Crushing Plant has been operating since 1990 and manufactures building materials for the construction industry. The company is a subsidiary of the UBP Group.
VERANDA LEISURE AND HOSPITALITY
Hotel

With its two leading brands, Veranda and Heritage resorts, VLH is a driving force of the Mauritian hotel industry. It forms part of the Rogers Group and set up 2 hotels in the Bel Ombre region in 2006.
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INVESTMENTS

OUR PROJECTS

CSR projects with Rogers in Bel Ombre
Hotel

Heritage Resorts has worked with children supported by the NGO, Caritas in the South: 154 kids received value education sessions combined with an introduction to golf or foot-golf. Outings to Casela and Curious Corner of Chamarel were organised and support was given to a dance academy. Clothes and bed/bath linen were also donated before and after a flooding event in Bel Ombre. 

Real estate and Agribusiness
Agrïa is a signatory to an agreement for the establishment of a Protected Area Network covering its reserves at Frederica, Case Noyale and Seven Coloured Earth. An additional 2.8 hectares of endemic flora was restored during the period under review; to further educate its staff on the importance of such rehabilitation works, a team building activity was organised wherein invasive ‘vanille marron’ plants were removed. Moreover, opening these unique, preserved forest grounds for trail running and cycling events is a way to share its value and beauty with the general public. Other initiatives supported were the upgrading of a sheltered activity area at Saint Jacques RCA in Chamarel, an Adolescent Life Skills Education Programme and other projects targeting vulnerable groups.

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PLANKTON COMMUNITY RECYCLING UNIT
The objective of this project is to encourage entrepreneurship. During the first 5 years of operation, the unit employs inhabitants and trains them to manage the recycling business. The nature of the business is to collect and compress paper and plastic for export to South Africa where they will be recycled. Additionally, the unit collects and transforms glass to be used as a cement additive or for decoration purposes. The unit will be handed over to a local cooperative in 2015.
BEL OMBRE HEALTH TRACK
The Bel Ombre Health Track provides recreational space to nearby communities to encourage sports activities and hence decrease the risk of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and stress.

Objective of the project: decreasing non-communicable diseases as diabetes, hypertension, stress in the region.
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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

CONTACT US

CORPORATE

General Enquiries 

Costal Road • Domaine de Bel Ombre • Mauritius 

Tel: +230 623 5068 • Fax: +230 622 6539 

Email: [email protected]

AGRIBUSINESS

Business Manager – Smart Agriculture

Costal Road • Domaine de Bel Ombre • Mauritius

Cell: +230 5 728 37 59

Email: [email protected]

REAL ESTATE

Manager – Land and Property

Cell: +230 5 729 43 77

Email: [email protected]

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