Tunisia is a North African country with a population of over 11 million people. Of the 10 million ha of land area suitable for agriculture, only 4.2 million are cultivated and only 8% of the cultivated area is irrigated. The agricultural sector is an important economic sector in Tunisia with an annual growth of 6% and a contribution to the GDP of 11.5%. About 22% of the population is employed in the agricultural sector (including fisheries). On the other hand, the agriculture sector consumes the majority of the country’s resources: 80% of the water and 90% of the fertile land resources are used for agriculture. The important supply chains in Tunisia include; meat/dairy, fruits (olives, dates, citrus) vegetables, and seafood. This diversity in important supply chains contributes to a fairly balanced national diet in terms of macronutrients. Over-nutrition is the most pressing nutrition challenge in Tunisia, affecting two thirds of adults.
Dossiers available for download by country (October 2017).Read more Innovation for Sustainable Agricultural Growth – 12 Country Dossiers
The ReSAKSS Country eAtlases is a GIS-based mapping tool designed to help policy analysts and policymakers access and use high quality and highly disaggregated data on agricultural, socio-economic, and bio-physical indicators to guide agricultural policy and investment decisions.
The University of Hohenheim developed a milk cooling solution based on a commercially available DC Refrigerator equipped with an adaptive control unit for its conversion to a smart ice-maker that operates depending on the availability of solar energy. It can help small- and medium-sized dairy farms to improve the storage, transportation, and hygiene of their produced milk.
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The Innovation Studies for the 12 African PARI countries provide an overview of the status of agricultural innovations, innovation platforms and innovation investment in the respective country. Read more Country Innovation Studies
Dossiers available for download by country and as a complete collection (September 2015) .Read more Potentials and Possibilities for German Collaboration in Agriculture – 12 Country Dossiers