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Agriculture in Tunisia

  • Africa's Economic Future Depends on Its Farms

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 At the same time as the economies of Nigeria and South Africa recently rebounded, it wasn't oil or minerals that did the trick. It was agriculture. Faster and additional sustainable agricultural increase is crucial not only to the continent's economy, but as well to its ability to feed and employ its surging people. Agriculture still accounts for a quarter of gross domestic product and as much as two-thirds of employment in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, agricultural increase has the biggest impact on non-farm gain and reducing poverty.
  • Africa-led fund designed to improve food security across the continent

    CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC, 2014/03/31 A incomparable, Africa-led fund designed to improve food security across the continent has become a reality for the initial six nations slated to benefit from the initiative. The Central African Republic (CAR), Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Niger and South Sudan signed agreements in Tunis with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to receive US$ 2 million each from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. 'The Africa Solidarity Trust Fund shows that African nations are ready to step up and work with their neighbours to build a sustainable and food fasten region, and to have the next we want,' said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. The agreements were signed during the FAO Regional Conference for Africa.
  • Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), José Graziano da Silva.

    TUNISIA, 2014/03/31 The prospects for cooperation between Tunisia and FAO were the major top for discussion Friday between the Tunisian President, Muncef Marzouki, and the Director General of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), José Graziano da Silva. They as well discussed the outcomes of the 28th FAO Regional Conference held in Tunis from 24 to 28 March. During this conference, the Tunisian president reiterated his readiness to strengthen the partnership between his country and the FAO and his desire to share the institution’s experience in the context of the execution of a number of agricultural projects aimed at ensuring food security
  • The Tunisian Agriculture ministry said the catch from deep sea fishing fell by 4%

    TUNISIA, 2014/01/06 Maritime fishing in Tunisia dropped by 4% during the initial 11 months of last year compared to the same period in 2012 because of the rise in unacceptable fishing practices and the increasing number of sharks, the Tunisian Agriculture ministry said in a statement issued on Thursday. It said between January and November 2013, Tunisia produced about 104,000 tonnes of fish as against 108,500 tonnes during the same period in 2012. The Tunisian Agriculture ministry said the catch from deep sea fishing fell by 4% while coastal fishing saw a decline of 3%.
  • Africa: Can Africa Satisfy Its Hunger?

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Africa frequently experiences food shortages, although its 900 million farmers could feed the continent, inclunding supplying other parts of the world. But for this to happen they need the support of politicians.
  • GIEWS Country Brief Tunisia 10-December-2012

    TUNISIA, 2012/12/31 The winter cropping season has begun under generally favourable conditions