Tunisia is currently facing threats to the future development and sustainability of its agricultural sector. Handicapped by structural problems, the sector is not reaching its full potential in terms of job creation and output. Governmental policies have been implemented to ameliorate the situation. Although these have been partially helpful, they have not yet generated optimal solutions to maximize the potential of the agricultural field. Since agricultural habits have not changed for decades, practices are firmly established and remain stubborn to change. Still, now is the time for urgency in establishing a new political paradigm to address the challenges to the industry. These solutions must specifically focus on issues related to society, natural resources, and the economy.
The following report identifies seven different key obstacles affecting the agricultural sector. After identifying these issues, it then offers a number of different strategies and recommendations for the further advancement of the agricultural field. Such advancement aims to leave no Tunisian behind; young and old, male and female, disadvantaged and well-off will all be included in this large-scale betterment of the agricultural sector.
The report will be available in Arabic and French in the upcoming weeks.