ENL Agri Limited, is ENL's executive arm in the agricultural sector. Following the amalgamation of The Savannah Sugar Estates with Mon Desert Alma Ltd in December 2009, it now manages some 16,000 acres of land situated in the southern and central parts of Mauritius.
Most of the land under ENL Agri's supervision is dedicated to sugar cane cultivation. The company currently produces an average of 385,000 tons of sugar cane which are sent to fully integrated plants in the South and in the East for the production of sugar & its by-products and electricity.
In recent years, both estates have undergone an in-depth reorganisation of their structures with a view to achieve sustainable profitability. The size of the work force has been rationalised and significant investments have gone into land preparation to facilitate mechanised operations in fields.
The Agribusiness cluster has also put its wide experience, know-how and logistics to the service of the planter community. Services offered include management and implementation of field de-rocking and regrouping schemes geared at enabling planters to benefit from economies of scale & mechanization. In parallel, ENL Agri has been systematically exploring new niche markets in a bid to broaden its activity base. Cattle, deer, chicken, food crops, ornamental shrubs, trees and tropical flowers are also part of ENL Agri's production mix.
ENL Agri also grows, harvests, and packs fresh fruits and vegetables under the Field Good brand. To optimise the quality of fruits and vegetables, ENL Agri has invested in state of the art packing and cool storage facilities, and its team of dedicated staff has been trained to manage all aspects of post harvest logistics. Agrex, the marketing arm of ENL Agri is the sole distributor of the Field Good brand.
The company has invested in plant nurseries in order to respond to the requirements of its subsidiary company ESP Landscapers Ltd, as well as those of the public at large. ENL Agri has launched its commercial plant nursery 'La Pépinière ' in Moka in 2011.