Tunisia

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.

Read the full country dossier here, and read the country innovation study on the status of agricultural innovations, innovation platforms and innovation investments in Tunisia here.

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Publications

Innovation for Sustainable Agricultural Growth – 12 Country Dossiers

The ReSAKSS Country eAtlases

2017

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.

Solar Milk Cooling with Insulated Milk Cans

2016 | University of Hohenheim

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.

More information is available here. Read more Solar Milk Cooling with Insulated Milk Cans

Country Innovation Studies

2016 | Prepared by the PARI national partners and FARA

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

On the use of agricultural system models for exploring technological innovations across scales in Africa: A critical review

2016 | R.P. Rötter | F.L. Sehomi | J.G. Höhn | J.K. Niemi | M. van den Berg

Published as: ZEF – Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 23, Center for Development Research, Bonn.

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Tapping Potentials of Innovation for Food Security and Sustainable Agricultural Growth – an Africa-wide Perspective

2015 | C. Husmann | J. von Braun | O. Badiane | Y. Akinbamijo | O.A. Fatunbi | D. Virchow

A study for the special initiative  “One World, No Hunger” of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Report on Potentials and Cooperation Opportunities in African Countries

2015 | J. von Braun et al.

Summary of a report on potentials and possibilities for German collaboration in agriculture in the 12 PARI countries.

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Potentials and Possibilities for German Collaboration in Agriculture – 12 Country Dossiers