Tunisia

Mar. 10, 2021

Tunisia Works With Producers to Add Value to Branded Exports

Olive oil exporters in Tunisia hope to double exports of bottled olive oil in the next five years. The government plans to help by easing bureaucratic hurdles and promoting quality.

Feb. 6, 2021

A Pioneering Blind Sensory Panel in Tunisia

A group of young blind Tunisians seeks certification of its tasting panel program.

Jan. 20, 2021

Tunisian Exporters See Opportunities Abroad

Tunisian exporters aim to expand their presence in China and consolidate their growing presence in the American market. Europe remains by far the largest importer of Tunisian olive oil.

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Oct. 5, 2020

After Record Year, Tunisian Production Falters

Low levels of rainfall and poor agronomic practices have made what was expected to be a down cycle in Tunisia even worse.

Aug. 31, 2020

Tunisian Exports on Record-Breaking Pace

Tunisia’s National Olive Oil Board attributes the record-setting exports to a bumper crop and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe.

Jun. 30, 2020

Tunisia Asks Europe to Increase Duty-Free Imports

The head of Tunisia's National Olive Oil Board has formally requested that Brussels nearly double existing duty-free olive oil import quotas to 100,000 tons per year.

Oct. 17, 2019

Tunisia Expects Record-Setting Harvest

Thanks to above average rainfall, Tunisia is set for a record harvest, with predictions of a yield of 350,000 tons.

Oct. 9, 2019

Better Harvests Predicted in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia

A European Commission report predicts a three percent increase in olive oil production in the E.U. due to reduced pest activity and some countries entering an on-year.

Aug. 8, 2019

Tunisia Predicts a Bumper Olive Harvest

A strong season would be a ray of light for the North African country, which has been thrown into a heightened state of political turmoil by the recent death of president Beji Caid Essebsi.

Apr. 3, 2019

Organic Olive Cultivation Increasing Worldwide

The organic land area used for olive cultivation across the world has almost tripled since 2004.

Feb. 14, 2019

UN, EBRD Approve More Support for Tunisia's Olive Sector

The EBRD and FAO are set to continue their support for Tunisia's olive farmers by adding value to Tunisian oil and making cultivation of the crop more sustainable.

Sep. 17, 2018

Tunisian Women Producers Making a Mark in a Man's World

Women are making their mark on Tunisia's fast-growing olive oil industry, even if it's often behind the scenes.

Jul. 26, 2018

Tunisian Producers See Promise in Olive Oil Tourism

Tunisian producers are exploring how olives, one of the country's biggest natural resources, can potentially lure a new kind of tourist.

Dec. 15, 2016

Tunisian Olive Oil Industry Reaches New Heights

The Tunisian olive oil is flourishing after the Europe's decision to waive taxes on Tunisian oil imports and grant substantial financial help to the country.

Dec. 13, 2016

Tunisian President Celebrates 90th Birthday by Hosting 2020 Conference

2020 was not Tunisia's first attempt at luring international investors. In 2014 Tunisia hosted 'Invest in Tunisia' which failed to seduce foreign money.

Dec. 12, 2016

Gherib Brahim Wins 'Marathon of the Olive Trees'

The spirit of the marathon was perfectly portrayed by French Runner Dofosse Gilles who crossed the finish line carrying a leafy olive branch. The crowd erupted into cheers and applause at Gilles' gesture and the symbol of peace.

Nov. 28, 2016

Sfax, Capital of Arab Culture, Hosts First International Olive Oil Festival

The Sfax Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIS) organized the first International Festival of the Olive Oil to link Tunisian olive oil exporters with international buyers and importers.

Nov. 22, 2016

€5 Million Loan to Boost Tunisian Olive Oil Exports

Two olive companies received a €5 Million loan to expand sourcing and boost exports of Tunisian branded olive oil.

Nov. 21, 2016

Tunisia Second Among Africa's Organic Exporters

Despite the economic difficulties, some organic farmers have developed successful initiatives to rank Tunisia as the second largest exporter of organic products in Africa.

Aug. 15, 2016

A Smear Campaign Against Tunisian Olive Oil

Tunisian representatives and others are speaking out about a campaign to tarnish the reputation of the country's olive oil after Europe raised import limits to help with its economic recovery.

Mar. 11, 2016

Europe Approves Controversial Aid Including Duty-Free Imports of Tunisian Olive Oil

The European Parliament approved the aid package for Tunisia with a regulation to allow the importation of 70,000 tonnes of duty-free olive oil to the European Union.

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