The Tunisian Center for the Promotion of Exports (CEPEX), and the Directorate General for Organic Agriculture, have just announced that Tunisia has made major advances in organic agriculture to the point that it has become the second largest organic exporter in Africa, including olive oil, to 30 countries on five continents.
According to Aziza Htira, CEPEX CEO, Tunisia currently has 2,987 organic farmers, 66 percent of whom are exporters, which not only provides the Tunisian population with products that are good for health and respectful of the environment but does also create jobs.
For Aziza Htira, the development of organic farming “is a commercial asset that must promote the valorization of local know-how and the improvement of the living conditions of the populations of these often marginal areas, thus contributing to the conservation objective of Natural resources and cultural heritage with a sustainable development approach.”
Read the full article by Claire Ngonga-Gicquel via Olive Oil Times.
[Photo by Ben Abdallah Abdel Karim | Flickr]