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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PARI Annual Report 2021

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The ReSAKSS Country eAtlases


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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

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2016 | Prepared by the PARI national partners and FARA

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