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
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?
Agriculture and Food
How is the war between Russia and Ukraine threatening Tunisia’s food security?
| 30 March 2022 | 10 minutes
The threat of a potential food crisis resulting from the war between Russia and Ukraine and the internationally soaring prices of grains have plunged the whole world into a state of fear. How is this crisis threatening the stability of Tunisia's food supply in light of the country's already fragile economic climate with rising debts and dwindling foreign exchange reserves?
Agriculture and Food
"There is no way for us to compete with these giants": Small-scale farming, an industry at the brink of extinction
| 12 November 2020 | 10 minutes
"I just couldn't go on in the same way. I had 12,000 dinars in debt, so I ended up abandoning it all." Merely in his early thirties, Hosni Ghanay is a former farmer from Douar Gharghiz, near Jendouba. In the region and elsewhere, many farmers express that they feel powerless in the face of an agricultural structure that suffocates them.