Agriculture and Food

Threats to food security, lack of subsidized products, agriculture in trouble... Since the bread riots until the 2011 revolution, access to food is an unresolved social struggle.
Agriculture and Food
Tunisia's Ancestral Seeds: An Important Resource for the Future
| 05 April 2023 | 15 minutes
In Tunisia, indigenous and peasant seeds are discreetly exchanged between committed farmers and associations. They work together in a spirit of solidarity that is reminiscent of the commons, resisting the pervasive use of hybrid seeds.
Agriculture and Food
Dar Emmima, the Garden of Eden for permaculture in Tunisia
| 29 March 2023 | 15 minutes
In Chebba, Elyes Mkacher has transformed his once abandoned house, nestled between the sea and the olive groves, into a paradise of sustainable living by adopting the permaculture approach. This personal initiative, called Dar Emmima, also fits into the spirit of the "Commons", by making wealth sharing a central and sustainable value.
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In Makthar, Kid'Chen project is aiming to ensure the food self-sufficiency of schoolchildren
| 22 March 2023 | 15 minutes
In Makthar, in the governorate of Siliana, an association has transformed the only middle-school and residential school in the region. From energy autonomy to food self-sufficiency, transmission, and empowerment, a whole system revolving around sharing is being organized.
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The "commons", an age-old tradition in Tunisia
| 15 March 2023 | 15 minutes
"Water here [Tamaghza] is free for everyone! It has always been and always will be!" In many parts of the country, water, land, and other resources are fairly shared between individuals, a far cry from any privatized system. This community-oriented method of pooling and preserving resources has been around for centuries in Tunisia.
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Dairy sector: small farmers ever more vulnerable to lobbies
| 08 June 2022 | 12 minutes
A large number of farmers are protesting against the dramatic increase in fodder prices, which have reached 300 dinars per ton. The protests reached most of the dairy basins during the week of May 6-14, 2022, until the Ministry of Commerce decided to freeze the price increases for livestock feed during the month of May.
Agriculture and Food
Despite the state monopoly, the shortage of subsidised food persists
| 12 April 2022 | 8 minutes
While the Minister of Trade, Fadila Rebhi, confirms that the necessary quantities of the subsidised products are available, and explains the lack of supply as a result of haste, the shops continue to lack subsidised goods such as vegetable oil and, above all, grain products. How can this discrepancy between the Ministry's statements and the reality be explained?
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