Some 110,000 people in five districts of Tunisia in the Governorate of Siliana, home to some of the country’s most disadvantaged people, are set to benefit from $24 million financing by the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
The agreement for the Siliana Territorial Development Value Chain Promotion Project (PROFITS), which aims to create sustainable employment opportunities, was signed in Rome by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD, and Moez Sinaoui, Ambassador of the Tunisian Republic in Rome.
This innovative project builds upon IFAD’s experience in Tunisia by focusing on value chains that promote opportunities for all partners.
(Annabelle Lhommeau, IFAD Country Programme Manager for Tunisia)
The project area is located mainly in the mountain areas of Tunisia, 600 to 1,300 metres above sea level, and is suitable for growing fruit trees. The project aims to sustainably develop value chains by taking advantage of the diversity of unique terrains in the region and focus directly on 14,000 smallholder farmers, young people and women who will benefit from the project.
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