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Mauritius Sugar Cane

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Mauritius Sugar Cane
 

Sugar Cane plantation is seen almost all around Mauritius Island, which is located in the Indian Ocean. The sugar cane plant was introduced by the Dutch on the island during the seventeenth century. Sugar cane production dominates the agricultural sector in Mauritius. In the past the island was mostly forested, for the possibility to cultivate sugarcane in Mauritius it was though widespread cleaning of the green forest existing on the island, this was done during the eighteenth and nineteenth century. With the cleaning up of the natural forest this destroyed a large number of endemic species on the island but at this time the people only thought of developing the island. The good side of planting sugar cane is that it is a good vegetative cover to the soil and prevents from erosion. On the above picture can be seen a sugar cane plantation in the western side of the island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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