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Training session on production and processing techniques of organic olives

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture participated in the organisation and animation of a training session, in collaboration with the Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development of Tataouine and the Regional Union of Agriculture and Fisheries of Tataouine, on production and processing techniques of organic olives for a group of olive farmers in the governorate of Tataouine, on 20 and 21 November 2019 at the office of the Regional Union of Agriculture and Fisheries of Tataouine.

The trainers are:
  Yousef Amor: General Engineer:  Technical Center of Organic Agriculture
Imed Ben Attia: Chief Engineer: Technical Center of Organic Agriculture.
Mouna Fandry: Representative of the control and certification body: "Ecocert".

 

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A training session on the techniques of production and processing of aromatic and medicinal plants

A training session on the techniques of production and processing of aromatic and medicinal plants was organized by the Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development of Tozeur in collaboration with the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture from 13 to 14 November 2019 for the benefit of the rural woman of the region. This session was animated by CTAB engineers (Mr. SOUGUIR Salaheddine and Mr. BEN ATIA Imed).

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A technical visit to the "Domaine Mezghanni"

The Technical Center for Organic Agriculture organized a technical visit on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 to the "Domaine Mezghanni" located at the Agareb delegation of the Sfax governorate and this for the monitoring of an experiment on the organic crops of Geranium and Citronella.

Followed by the engineer Souguir Salaheddine and the contribution of the worker Mezrigui Said from the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture.

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1st EU / North-African Conference on Organic Agriculture (EU-NACOA)

"Bridging the gap, empowering organic Africa" was the theme of the 1st EU / North-African Conference on Organic Agriculture (EU-NACOA) held from 11 to 12 November 2019 in Marrakech - Morocco.

Dr. Khaled Sassi, member of the EU-NACOA Scientific Committee, represented the CTAB at this conference and presented an oral presentation entitled "Development of organic agriculture in Tunisia: 20 years of experience".

This conference was attended by 162 participants from 24 countries. At the end of this conference, and taking into account the particular experience of Tunisia in the field of organic farming, it was decided unanimously to hold the 2nd edition of the EU-NACOA Conference in 2022 in Tunisia.

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A training session on techniques of stone fruit production

A training session on techniques of stone fruit production was organized by the Regional Commissioner of Agricultural Development of Manouba in collaboration with the Technical Centre of Organic Agriculture from 22 to 24 October 2019 for the benefit of technicians and farmers. This session was animated by CTAB engineers (Mr. Youssef AMOR and Mr. Fakher AYED). The last day was reserved to a practical session at a peach farm, which is able to convert to organic crop.

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An information day on the use of pesticides and fertilizers on geothermal crops grown in greenhouses

An information day was organized on Tuesday 22 October 2019 on the use of pesticides and fertilizers on geothermal crops grown in greenhouses by the Agricultural Training and Extension Agency in collaboration with the Technical Centre of Organic Agriculture, the General Directorate of Agricultural Production, the General Directorate of Plant Health and Control of Agricultural Inputs, the division of organic agriculture at the CRDA of Gabes with the participation of many extension technicians from the governorates of Medenine, Kebili, Tozeur, Gabes, Sfax, Gafsa and Sidi Bouzid at the Professional Training Centre in Agriculture at Zerkine–Mareth in Gabes. During this day, Mr. Fakher Ayed, engineer in the centre, presented the production techniques on organic geothermal crops.

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Visit of the official delegation of the Madagascar Republic

As part of the international cooperation between Tunisia and Madagascar in the field of organic agriculture, the General Direction of Organic Agriculture (DGAB) organised a visit to the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) for the official delegation of the Madagascar Republic, on Friday, november 01, 2019. The visit was supervised by the Delegate of Akouda, the General Manager of the Regional Commissariat of Agricultural Development of Sousse (CRDA), the General Manager of the DGAB, the President of the board of directors of the CTAB and the General Manager of the CTAB, in the presence of a group of engineers from the three structures CTAB, DGAB and CRDA of Sousse, as well as researchers and teacher researchers representing the Regional Center for Research in Horticulture and Organic Agriculture, or the Higher Agronomic Institute of Chatt Mariam and the Responsible of the control and certification office ECOCERT in Tunisia.

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Training session on production techniques of organic apple

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture participated in the animation of a training session organized by the Regional Commissariat for Agricultural Development of Siliana on production techniques of organic apple for a farmers group in the governorate of Siliana during the period from 06 to 07 November 2019 at the Agricultural Professional Training Center in Elkanatra – Siliana.

 The trainers are:

Yousef AMOR: General Engineer:  Technical Center of Organic Agriculture. 

Faten MANSOUR: General Engineer:  Technical Center of Organic Agriculture

Fakher AYED: Chief Engineer: Technical Center of Organic Agriculture.

Hayfa KHAIREDDINE : Researcher: Regional Research Center Of Horticulture and Organic Agriculture.

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Three information days and Three workshops on Organic Agriculture

As part of the integrated agricultural development project – phaseII- (PDAI-II) of Gabes governorate, and under a partnership agreement between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and the Regional Commissariat of Agricultural Development of Gabes (CRDA), three information days and three workshops on organic agriculture were organized. These events were held on October 29th , 30th and 31th, 2019 at the headquarters of the “Dkhilit Toujene” , « El-Hamma » and “Mareth” delegations for the benefit of the farmers, the agricultural development group and the technicians of agriculture extension unit

The purpose of these workshops is to analyze the agricultural situation through a participatory approach in order to develop action program to promote organic agriculture in the intervention areas of the PDAI-II project.

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Training session on production techniques and processing of organic olives

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture participated in the animation of a training session organized by the Regional Commissariat for Agricultural Development of Ariana, in collaboration with the Regional Commissariat of Agricultural Development of Manouba, on production techniques and processing of organic olives for a group of olive farmers in the governorates of Mannouba and Ariana during the period from 29 to 31 October 2019 at the National Pedagogical Institute and Agricultural Training of Sidi Thabet.
The trainers are:
  Yousef AMOR: General Engineer: Technical Center of Organic Agriculture
Fakher AYED: Chief Engineer: Technical Center of Organic Agriculture.
Imed Ben Attia: Chief Engineer: Technical Center of Organic Agriculture.
Khaled Hibar: Researcher: Olive Tree Institute.

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Supervision and technical assistance visit

Wednesday, October 23, 2019: Supervision and technical assistance visit for a pistachio farmers group in the North Gafsa region. The activity was carried out in a pistachio farm with the collaboration and cooperation between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture, the Regional Center for Agricultural Research in Sidi Bouzid and the Regional commissariat of Agricultural Development of Gafsa .
The objective of this visit is to sensitize the farmers in the region on the potentialities of the pistachio conversion to organic agriculture.
During this visit, the different stages of organic pistachio production (conversion period, planting, protection, fertilization, irrigation, plowing, pruning, etc.) were presented and discussed.
Follow-up and supervision realized by the general engineer Youssef AMOR.

Two information days and two workshops on organic agriculture

As part of the integrated agricultural development project – phaseII- (PDAI-II) of Gabes governorate, and under a partnership agreement between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and the Regional Commissariat of Agricultural Development of Gabes (CRDA), two information days and two workshops on organic agriculture were organized by the C.T.A.B in collaboration with the CRDA-Gabes. These events were held on October 16th and 17th, 2019 at the headquarters of the “Menzel El-Habib” and “El-Metouia” delegations for the benefit of the farmers, the agricultural development group and the technicians of agriculture extension unit

The purpose of these workshops is to analyze the agricultural situation through a participatory approach in order to develop action program to promote organic agriculture in the intervention areas of the PDAI-II project.

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Technical visit

As part of partnership agreement between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture and the farm "Herbiotech Aroma", a technical visit was organized on Thursday, October 17, 2019 on the farm located at Zaafrana of the Kairouan governorate to monitor an experiment on the organic dill, the Compost production and the elaboration of a techno-economic study.

Followed by the engineers Hanem Grissa, Faten Ksouri Mansour and Salaheddine Souguir from the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture.

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A visit to the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture headquarters by an Indonesian group

As part of the participation of the University of Sousse in the World University Ranking following pilot programs of Indonesian universities "IU Green Metric" based on the principles of sustainable development, a visit was made on Octobre 12, 2019 to the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture headquarters by an Indonesian group accompanied by the president of the University of Sousse , the director of the Higher Agronomic Institute of  Chott Mariem and two Professors of the Superior Institute of Fine Arts of Sousse.

Mr. Khaled Sassi; General Manager and Mr. Fakher Ayed, Agronomist Engineer, presented the activities and missions of the Technical Center.

Ms. Dalel Me, Chemical Engineer Analyst, gave also an overview of laboratory project which is interested in the accreditation of laboratories for the analysis of pesticide residues and aflatoxins.

In addition, she presented the different current activities of laboratories.

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Two information days and two workshops on organic agriculture

Two information days and two workshops on organic agriculture were organized by the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture in collaboration with the Regional Commissariat of Agricultural Development of Gabes (CRDA). These events were held on October 07th and 08th, 2019 at the headquarters of the “Old Matmata” and “New Matmata” delegations for the benefit of the farmers, the agricultural development group and the technicians of agriculture extension unit. The participation of CTAB is part of the Integrated Agricultural Development Project (PDAI-II) which aims to develop  the organic agriculture sector in Gabes governorate.

Animation of the workshop by: the engineer Haythem Elouar and the engineer Houcem Nabli.

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The integrated agricultural development project – phaseII- (PDAI-II) of Gabes governorate

As part of the integrated agricultural development project – phaseII- (PDAI-II) of Gabes governorate, and under a partnership agreement between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and the Regional Commissariat of Agricultural Development of Gabes (CRDA), a working meeting was organized on Monday, 30 September 2019 at CRDA of Gabes, with the supervision of Director General of CTAB and Director of PDAI-II Project, and the presence of engineers groupes of from CTAB and CRDA Gabes.

The action program of CTAB aimed at promoting organic agriculture, will cover several intervention areas of the PDAI-II project such as: Menzel El-Habib, El-Metouia, Matmata nouvelle, Matmata , Mareth, Dkhilit Toujene and El-Hamma.

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Follow-up of a trial

Wednesday, October 9, 2019: Follow-up of a trial in the experimental field of the agricultural training center of Souassi of the Mahdia Governorate, with the collaboration and cooperation between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture and the Regional commissariat of Agricultural Development in Mahdia and the Agriculture Training Center in Sawassi.

The trial consists on studying the effect of organic fertilization using green manures (fava beans), manure from extensive farming, compost and olive mill wastewater on soil fertility, vegetative growth and production of organic olive tree, compared to the control.

Follow-up and supervision realized by the general engineer Yousef AMOR.

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Farmer School for the Development of Organic field crops

Participation of the CTAB in the event “ farmer School for the Development of Organic field crops” , in collaboration with the DAB-CRDA Sousse

CTAB «Technical Center of Organic Agriculture » representative: Chief Engineer Mr. Chehidi hatem (Assistant Director of Training /CTAB)- Organic field Crops Unit.

At 03th October 2019 in Mr. Lotfi Gars Farm.

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The project “Tunisian phytogenetic Resources better conserved and valued”

Participation of the CTAB in the International Seminar  about  phytogenetic resources under the Tuniso-Italian Technical Cooperation Program for Environmental Protection and the project “Tunisian phytogenetic Resources better conserved and valued” under the supervision of the Minister of Environment and Local Development , the GD of BNG, the GD of CIHEAM-IAMB, the Ambassador of Italy in Tunisia, the GD of IRESA and the participation of many Tunisians and foreigners researchers, students, representatives of related institutions and some farmers.

CTAB «Technical Center of Organic Agriculture » representatives: 1/Chief Engineer Mr. Chehidi hatem (Assistant Director of Training /CTAB)- Organic field Crops Unit.

2/General Engineer Mr. Youssef Amor (Director of experiment and Communication/CTAB)

At 03th October 2019-  Gammarth

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Information day was organized on agricultural valorization of organic wastes from the farm: Composting process

An information day was organized on agricultural valorization of organic wastes from the farm: Composting process and financed by the Tunisian-American project entitled "Developing organic soil management technologies to enhance carbon capture, climate adaptability, and sustainability of smallholder farms in Tunisia” with the participation of more than 60 technicians and farmers. Mr. Khaled Sassi, general manager of the Technical centre of Organic Agriculture, presented the project, its components and its progess. Moreover, Mr. Fakher Ayed, engineer in the centre, presented the organic agriculture sector in Tunisia. At the end of the day, a practical session on composting process was realized at the station of the regional centre of agricultural research in Sidi Bouzid.

 

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Training session on Organic Agriculture

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) organized a training session on Organic Agriculture from 16 to 28 September 2019 for the benefit of Lybian engineers and farmers. This training was animated by CTAB engineers and many specialists from other agricultural organizations and institutions.

The training session program focuses: the Tunisian experience in the organic Agriculture field, Regulation, control and certification in organic farming, compost production, olive and dates production techniques in organic Agriculture.

Field visits were organized during this training session: CTAB headquarter and experimental station in Chott Mariem, Laboratories of the Regional Center for Research in Horticulture and Organic Agriculture in Chott Mariem, Farm "Biolive Company" Zriba delegation of Zaghouan governorate and processing, packaging and export Factory of organic dates "VACPA Boudjebel" in Beni Khaled delegation of Nabeul governorate.

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A working meeting was organized between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture and the Regional Commissariat of Agricultural Development of Mahdia (CRDA)

Under the collaboration between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture and the Regional Commissariat of Agricultural Development of Mahdia (CRDA) a working meeting was organized on the coordination of the programming and the evaluation of activities related to the Organic Agriculture sector in Mahdia Governorate. This meeting was held on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at the Regional Commissariat of Agricultural Development of Mahdia in the presence of a group of engineers from from the two structures and under the supervision of the head of organic agriculture division at CRDA Mahdia and the General Manager of the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture and Mr. Abdelhamid Ahmed member of the executive board of the Tunisian Union for Agriculture and Fisheries in charge of the organic agriculture sector.

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A working meeting between the General Direction of the Organic Agriculture and the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture

A working meeting was organized to study ways of collaboration between the General Direction of the Organic Agriculture and the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture and the preparation of a joint work program for the organic agriculture sector development in Tunisia. This meeting was held on Tuesday, September 12, 2019 at the General Direction of the Organic Agriculture in Tunis, in the presence of a group of engineers from the two structures and under the supervision of the General Manager of the General Direction of the Organic Agriculture and the General Manager of the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture.

 

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A working meeting between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture and the Regional Commissariat of Agricultural Development of Gafsa (CRDA)

Under the collaboration between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture and the Regional Commissariat of Agricultural Development of Gafsa (CRDA) a working meeting was organized on the coordination of the programming and the evaluation of activities related to the Organic Agriculture sector in Gafsa Governorate. This meeting was held on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture in Chott Meriem in the presence of a group of engineers from the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture and the head of organic agriculture division at CRDA Gafsa and under the supervision of the General Manager of the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture.

 

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Participation in a working meeting

Participation in a working meeting to evaluate an experimental trial on organic field crops completed during the 2018-2019 and to discuss the programming of the 2019-2020 agricultural season as part of a federated research project between the Biotechnology Center of Sfax and the Biotechnology Center of Borj Cedria and the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture as a socio-economic partner. Representatives of  the «Technical Center of Organic Agriculture »

Dr. Khaled Sassi (General Manager of CTAB)

 and Chief Engineer Mr. Chehidi hatem (Assistant Director of Training /CTAB)

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