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Cultivation of Sugarcane in Mauritius300 years of history bind this island with a great epic sugar history ... An extraordinary story for this small country in the Indian Ocean which experienced extraordinary destiny. A story that deserves to be read and known. In these times men were pursuing various avenues, he was also coveting gold, as exotic as Indian spices, precious as the Chinese silk and the oriental embroidery. Sugar is a commodity used throughout the world, countries located in the tropical zone with adequate climate is very snuff. Over 1000 years ago, sugar was already well known to Indians and Chinese. Valuable commodity and travelled from the far and Middle East to the gates of the Mediterranean, transport was by Greek and Arab conquerors introduced in the West by the Crusaders and has sold gold prices by Venetian merchants Ave century.

Sugarcane cutting in Mauritius IslandEtymologically the word "Sugar" has its roots in the word "Arquera which means" sand "in Sanskrit, one of the first known languages. This term has given rise to the word sugar in all Indo-European languages: sacquerons in Greek, Latin saccharin, sugar in English, German zucker, zucchero in Italian, Arabic sukkar, azucar in Spanish. The Sanskrit word for sugar was then translated in all languages, as mentioned a little earlier in the narrative. The sugar cane was introduced firstly in the New World and spread in the Indian Ocean to Mauritius and Reunion, the tropical climate is perfect for growing sugar cane.

Extract of Sugarcane in machineAround the year 1638, the Dutch introduced sugar cane which came from Java, situated in Indonesian. This will change the country's destiny forever. If managed a draw of sugar was matt black and very poor. In fact, the Dutch until their final departure from the island in 1710 used the sugar cane to produce only rum. The French who resumed Mauritius around 1715, developed the cultivation of sugar cane in order to produce sugar. At the end of Cities allowed their production to supply sugar from Réunion, refuel my passage and meet the needs of local people. Today, after more than 300 years, sugar is still unavoidable in Mauritius, despite the exemption of "Sugar Trade Agreement of the EU".

Windmill Sugarcane factory200 years of history bind this island with a great epic sugar history ... An extraordinary story for this small country in the Indian Ocean which experienced extraordinary destiny. A story that deserves to be read and known. In these times men were pursuing various avenues, he was also coveting gold, as exotic as Indian spices, precious as the Chinese silk and the oriental embroidery. Sugar is a commodity used throughout the world, countries located in the tropical zone with adequate climate is very snuff. Over 1000 years ago, sugar was already well known to Indians and Chinese. Valuable commodity and travelled the far and Middle East to the gates of the Mediterranean, transport was by Greek and Arab conquerors introduced in the West by the Crusaders and has sold gold prices by Venetian merchants Ave century.

The production of sugarcane in Mauritius- A factory (not necessarily techs) including: grinding mills, heaters, decanters, evaporators, cookers, mixers and centrifugal,
- And lots of water to heat the syrup steamed
The cut: The cut is from June to November approximately. It is done manually but also mechanically, has the sickle. Then the cargoes are transported to Factory.
The canes are stripped of their leaves and chopped into small pieces before the fireplace in the factory, to the grinding mills.
Grinding. Fibre cane beads fall through the ileum polled horizontal cylinders, which I will crush dense fibre cane. Once these horizontal cylinders were turning manual way by cows, to extract its precious juice.

Sugar molasses storage in factoryUnder the British occupation known for their sense of discipline, sugar inactivity became a thriving industry, which developed during Fixes with the extension of crops, increasing the number of factories, negotiating preferential prices for sugar exports to Britain. Sugar became a very important article. The Axis was marked by the beginning of centralization, access to clean old labourers engaged, technological developments and economic diversification. In 1968 Mauritius acquires independence.