Tunisia

Tunisia Sees Opportunity in Organic Production

Ninety-five percent of Tunisia’s olive groves are tended using traditional practices without the use of any pesticides.

Project to Plant Acacia Trees in Tunisia Combats Desertification

The brainchild of a 29-year-old women social entrepreneur, a project in Tunisia plants acacia trees to address water scarcity and desertification.
Special Report

Gold for Tunisia Heralds Start of New Beginning

Karim Fitouri of Olivko says his Gold Award at NYIOOC marks the beginning of Tunisia's transformation from a bulk producer for the export market to a country known for its high-quality olive oil.

Japan Extends Joint Research with Tunisia

A Japan-Tunisia collaboration will continue until 2021 with a focus on the development of food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.
Olive Oil Times Special

Tunisia’s Exports to EU Fall Despite Increased Duty-Free Quotas

Supplementary duty-free import quotas granted by the EU in 2016 have not resulted in an increase in Tunisian olive oil exports to the EU.

Production, Exports Down in Tunisia but Optimism Remains High

Tunisian olive oil production and exports are down for this season as the country plans further investments in the sector.
Special Report

One Year After EU Allows Duty-Free Tunisian Imports, Italian Producers Assure Strict Controls

Assitol is pushing for transparency to dispel concerns over duty-free Tunisian imports while proposing the extension of computerized monitoring and supporting the new inter-trade organization to ensure more product guarantees.

Tunisian Olive Oil Production Down 55 Percent

Tunisia's drop in olive oil production is a further blow to the North African country which is already suffering an ailing economy, social unrest and security concerns.