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Tunisia: UTAP Will Train 150 Farmers In Better Water Resource Management

The Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries (UTAP) has just launched a training project for 150 farmers from several Tunisian governorates. Objective: sustainable management of water resources and identification of new mechanisms for the implementation of water-saving irrigated crops.


The agricultural sector alone consumes 80% of water resources in Tunisia. This situation poses a huge problem for the sustainable management of this increasingly scarce resource in the country. To address this issue, the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries (UTAP) launched on April 9, 2020 a training project for 150 farmers from several governorates in Tunisia.

“It involves setting up a support and training plan for farmers for the preservation of natural resources, mainly water resources. This will be achieved through the training of model farmer extension workers, spread over six pilot governorates which are; Sidi Bouzid, Kairouan, Nabeul, Monastir, Siliana and Beja,” explains Abdelmajid Ezzar, Chairman of the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries (UTAP).

The farmer training project will also make it possible to identify new mechanisms for the introduction of water-saving irrigated crops. The project is financed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German international development cooperation agency. Read more…