The European Union defines organic farming as an agricultural system which seeks to provide the consumer with fresh, tasty and authentic food while respecting natural life-cycle systems. Also known as biofarming, this concept is gaining ground in Mauritius, forcing producers to review their methods and innovate. 
Bio  fertiliserBio fertilizers
Aadicon, a company at Piton du Milieu, produces bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides and other agriculturally important microbe’s production. Bio-fertilizers like Nitrogen Fixation Bacteria, Phosphorus Mobilizing microbes, (PSM) Phosphate Solubilising Bacteria (KMB) Plant Growth Promoters Decomposing Bacteria and Bio-pesticides Microbes like Bacteria, Fungi and Viruses are known to have controlling effects on various pests, diseases and weeds in agricultural systems. These are called Bio-control agents and the range of the product available is Metarhizium anisopliae, Verticillium lecanii Bacillus thuringenesis and Beauveria Spp (BB) and the likes.
Zero Budget Natural Farming
This method of farming, also known as holistic agriculture is a method of agriculture that counters the commercial expenditure and market dependency of farmers for the inputs like fertilisers and pesticides. The method involves locally obtainable natural bio-degradable materials and combine scientific knowledge of ecology and modern technology with traditional farming practices based on naturally occurring biological processes. Zero Budget Natural Farming was developed by Dr Subhash Palekar, an Indian Natural Scientist. In this concept, cow dung is used as manure, while cow urine is used as fertilizer. One adept of this farming concept is Mr Vishal Bheekharry, Senior Research Scientist at FAREI (ex AREU). He has been conducting lectures across the country, sharing knowledge about Zero Budget Natural Farming to small planters and anyone else who is interested. Zero Budget Natural Farming techniques have already been launched in Mauritius and adopted by many local farmers.