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. In 2018 ACT started a new community-based rural development project in the South to help combat this, equipping communities for a better future.

Having completed the research and assessment phase in 2017, funding has been secured and Phase I is underway in the village of Ouled Souissi (Delegation Menzel Habib). Phase II will start with the selection of a second village to work alongside.

Duration

January 2018 – February 2020 (Phase I)

Location

The project will be implemented in the Governorate of Gabès, starting in the village Ouled Souissi, in Menzel Habib.

Donor

PMI | Le Rucher

Partner(s)

CRDA (the regional agricultural administration)

Budget

40,500 €

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 2 exchange visits to other similar projects
  • Providing egg incubators, material and feed for participants
  • Digging a well for irrigation purpose
  • 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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