Olive oil, cereals, fruit and vegetables, and dates have long been the foundation of agriculture in Tunisia. Efforts are being made to modernise the sector through the development of agri-business, yet agriculture remains largely dominated by small family farms. In this context, initiatives to reorganise production to boost efficiency and equity are being implemented, notably in the form of cooperatives. The devaluation of the dinar has had mixed impact on the sector, driving up the cost…
From The Report: Tunisia 2019
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As advancements in irrigation and mechanisation are boosting efficiency and profitability, considerable improvements in infrastructure are still required, as is the organisation of farms and supply chains to ensure long-term development. Boosting competitiveness so that producers and exporters are able to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area is particularly important. The government has a vital role to play in achieving these objectives in terms of investing in infrastructure and logistics, pro¬viding a robust legal framework and improving access to financing to stimulate further private investment. This chapter contains an interview with Abdellatif Ghedira, Executive Director, International Olive Council; and Mohsen Boujbel, General Manager, VACPA Boudjebel.