The South of Tunisia faces many challenges, including aridity, droughts, salty waters and desertification. For those dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods, it is a daily struggle. Since 2018 ACT has launched two community-based rural development projects in the South to help combat this, equipping communities for a better future.  In 2021, we continue on with this important work.

Following on from Phase I and II, Phase III began in Ouali, a village in the Menzel Habib district in the south of Tunisia. ACT will seek to replicate the achievements reached with her sister communities of Ouled Souissi and Jemaïne.

Duration

November 2021 – December 2022

Location

Governorate of Gabès

Partner(s)

CRDA (the regional agricultural administration)

Activities

  • Holding events for promotion, health & wellbeing, and networking
  • Providing technical agricultural training to men and women, as well as organisational training
  • Creating a women’s local development association (GDA)
  • Starting a farm poultry project
  • Organising exchange visits to similar projects
  • Providing egg incubators, material and poultry feed for participants
  • Creating and training a water users association
  • Training on underground water diffusers and field demonstration trials on this technology
  • Supplying farmers with agricultural resources (irrigation material and/or vegetal material)
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