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Follow-up of a field trial on the adaptation of the cultivation of seasonal potatoes in organic mode

Thursday, April 01, 2021: Follow-up of a field trial in the organic Farm of Mr. Hichem Bannour in chorbène of the Governorate of Mahdia, with the collaboration and cooperation between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and the Regional Commissioner of Agricultural Development (CRDA) of Mahdia

The trial consists of studying the adaptation of the organic seasonal potatoes.

During this day, the first application of compost tea was carried out.

Follow-up and supervision realized by the engineers:

- Youssef Amor: CTAB.

- Nejib Fkih Hassen: CRDA of Mahdia.

Regional meeting on Field schools

Participation of Mr. Youssef AMOR: General Engineer and Director of Experimentations and Communication at the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture in a regional meeting on “Field schools and their roles in supporting the extension and development of the agricultural sector". This meeting was organized by the regional committee of the Tunisian Order of Engineers of Sfax in collaboration with the Olive Tree Institute and the Commissioner of Agricultural Development of Sfax.

Date and place: March 25, 2021: Olive Tree Institute - Sfax

Training day about “compost production techniques”

A training day on “Compost production techniques” was organized by the Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development of Bizerte in collaboration with the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture, March 25, 2021 in the delegation of Ras Eljbal for the benefit of farmers and technicians. This training day was animated by Mrs. Hanem Grissa, General engineer in CTAB.

Animation of a distance seminar

Participation of Mr. Youssef AMOR: General Engineer and Director of Experiments and Communication in the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture, on March 24, 2021, in the animation of a distance seminar on "The rational use of pesticides in agriculture” for the benefit of a group of technicians of farmers, organized by the Regional Commissioner of Agricultural Development of Kebili and this, by an intervention entitled “ Prevention and fight against the main pests and diseases in organic crops ”.

Information day about «Organic compost production»

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture has contributed to the animation of an information day on the "Organic compost production". This training has been organized by the Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development of Ben Arous on March 22, 2021 at the Agricultural Training Center in Ouzra.

Mrs. Hanem Grissa, Director of training and studies, has contributed by the presentation of the techniques of organic compost production and the animation of practical session.

Participation in a workshop for the preparation of the organization of the 3rd Edition of the Tunisian competition for local products

The Agency for the Promotion of Agricultural Investments has organized on March 22, 2021 a workshop for the preparation of the organization of the 3rd Edition of the Tunisian competition for local products on October 2021 at the Science City in Tunis.

In this context, Ms. Faten Ksouri Mansour, engineer at the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture, has participated in this workshop.

Meeting for the installation of pilot plots at the Zarkine’s Center Of Agricultural Training

The Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB) organized a meeting with the Director of the Zarkine’s Center Of Agricultural Training, in the presence of the Head of the Organic Agriculture Division at the Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development of Gabes.

During this meeting, it was scheduled to install two pilot plots, the first for organic olive trees and the second for organic pomegranate trees with the inclusion of the cultivation of aromatic and medicinal plants. These plots will be available for the field days scheduled for farmers within the framework of the Integrated Agricultural Development Project "PDAI -II".

Participants: - Mr. Youssef Amor, general engineer, director of experiments and communication at the CTAB

- Mr. Haythem El Ouaer, General Engineer and Head of Studies at the CTAB

- Mr. Salaheddine Souguir, Chief Engineer and Head of Communication Department at the CTAB

Information day on Organic Beekeeping

The Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development of Siliana organised in collaboration with the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) an information day on "Organic Beekeeping" on  March 18th, 2021 at the culture house.

The CTAB was participated with oral communication on "Organic Beekeeping Techniques" presented by Ms. Sonia Halouani and an other communication on Melliferous plants and their effect on beekeeping" presented by Ms. Sondes Hebali.

Information day on the valorization of grain dust stored in the silos of the Cereals Office

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture has participated in the animation of an information day on “Valorization of grain dust stored in the silos of the Cereals Office”, organized by the Cereals Office, on March 18, 2021 at the Arab Institute of Business Leaders.

This info day has included three interventions focusing on:

- The results of experiments on valorization of grain dust stored in the silos of the Cereals Office (by Ms. Shaima Ben Nasr / Tunis International Center for Environmental Technologies),

- The management of dust stored in the silos of the Cereals Office (by Ms. Malak Al Saghaier /Cereals Office),

- The compost Techniques production and its use on agricultural farms (by Ms. Hanem Grissa /Technical Center of Organic Agriculture).

Training session on the techniques of production and processing of organic aromatic and medicinal plants

A training session on the techniques of production and processing of organic aromatic and medicinal plants was organized by the Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development of Mahdia in collaboration with the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) from 17 to 18 March 2021 for the benefit of the rural woman of the region of Naffatia. This session was animated by CTAB engineers (Mr. Salaheddine SOUGUIR and Mr. Imed BEN ATIA).

Meeting with the representatives of the Biotechnology Center in Sfax

A meeting was held in presence of the General Director of the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB), Mr Khaled Sassi, the Director of Experimentation and Communication at the CTAB, Mr Youssef Amor, with the representatives of the Biotechnology Center of Sfax (CBS). It has taken place on March 17, 2021 at the CBS headquarters.

During this meeting, the cooperation between the two institutions on organic agriculture was discussed (Use of strains of fungi useful in the protection of plants against diseases and pests, Analysis of organic products etc.) and an agreement was reached to elaborate a framework cooperation agreement between the two institutions.

Information day on Organic Poultry Sector

The Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development of Monastir organised in collaboration with the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) of Chott Meriem, the Local Union of Agriculture and Fishing and the Territorial Agricultural Extension Cell of Sahline an information day on Organic Poultry Sector on Tuesday 16 March 2021 at the aforementioned Cell.

The CTAB was participated with an oral communication on "Organic Poultry Farming Techniques " presented by Ms. Sonia Halouani.

Supervision and technical assistance visit on compost production

Day : Friday, March 12, 2021

Participation of Ms Hanem Grissa ; Director of training and Studies in the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture in a technical training session about organic compost production in the farm of Mr. Hafedh Belabed in El Jem (Mahdia Governorate).

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Training session on the techniques of production and processing of field crops in organic farming"

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture participated on March 09 and 10, 2021 in the animation of a distance training session organized by the two Regional Commissioners for Agricultural Development of Manouba and Ariana titled " Techniques of production and processing of field crops in organic farming" for the benefit of organic operators of the governorates of Manouba and Ariana.

CTAB engineers, Mrs. Chehidi Hatem and Imed Ben Attia have participated in the animation of this training session that focused on the following themes:

* Bases and principles of Organic agriculture

* Conversion of the Organic Field Crops

* Production techniques in Organic Agriculture

* The processing of organic Field Crops.

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Launching Campaign of the Project «Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture in North Africa»

In the framework of the launching campaign of the project "Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture in North Africa (KHNA)", an hybrid informative day was organized on Tuesday March 02, 2021 by the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB), and this in presential in a hotel in Sousse, and in virtual via the digital platform "ZOOM". The main objective of this day was to present the project and promote it at national and international levels to support the organic and ecological sectors by collecting, disseminating organic knowledge and creating a communication network between the key actors of the two sectors. In this context, two partnership agreements were signed between the Technical Center and two knowledge multipliers; the association "Wallah We Can" And the Startup BioAgriHelpers.

 

Contribution on a training session on "the sector of organic medicinal and aromatic plants "

The Technical Center for Organic Agriculture contributed to the animation of a training session organized by the Regional Commissioner  for Agricultural Development of Monastir on the "Sector of  organic Medicinal and Aromatic Plants". This event took place on March 10, 2021 at the Professional Fishing Training Center in Teboulba. This training was intended for artisans and rural women in the Governorate of Monastir.

The engineer Salaheddine SOUGUIR contributed to this session by interventions on the following themes::

- Good practices for harvesting organic medicinal and aromatic plants.

-  Transformation and valorization of organic  medicinal and aromatic plants.

Field information day on organic almond production techniques

Participation of Mr. Youssef AMOR, General Engineer and Director of Experimentations and Communication at the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture in the animation of a field information day on organic almond production techniques. This day was organized by the Regional Commissioner of Agricultural Development of Sousse for the benefit of a farmer’s group.

Date and place: March 09, 2021: organic farm at Sidi Elhani - Sousse.

Supervision and technical assistance visit on compost production

Date : Friday, March 5, 2021

Subject : Agricultural and domestic compost production.

Visitors : Group of students from pilot high school of Sousse

Supervision : by general engineer Hanem Grissa

Field information day about fertilization and maintenance of organic olive tree

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) participated in the animation of a field information day on "the fertilization and maintenance of organic olive tree", on Thursday March 4, 2021 at the delegation of Sidi Alouane from the governorate of Mahdia.

This event was organized by the Regional Commissioner of Agricultural Development (CRDA) of Mahdia, Thursday March 4, 2021 in the delegation of Sidi Alouane from the governorate of Mahdia. Ms. Hanem Grissa, Director of Training and Studies in CTAB, presented the benefits of compost as well as the techniques of its production in organic farming.

Installation of a trial in organic Farm of Mr. Hichem Bannour

Wednesday, March 03, 2021: Installation of a trial in organic Farm of Mr. Hichem Bannour in chorbène of the Governorate of Mahdia, with the collaboration and cooperation between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and the Regional Commissioner of Agricultural Development (CRDA) of Mahdia

The trial consists of studying the adaptation of the seasonal potatoes crop for organic farming.


Follow-up and supervision realized by the engineers:

- Youssef Amor and Faten Mansour: CTAB.

- Nejib Fkih Hassen: CRDA of Mahdia.

Installation of a trial in organic Farm of the company "Mediterranean Food"

Monday March 1, 2021: Installation of a trial in organic Farm of the company "Mediterranean Food" in the Governorate of Ben Arouss, with the collaboration and cooperation between the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB), the Regional Commissioner of Agricultural Development (CRDA) of Ben Arous and the Interprofessional Group of Vegetables (GIL).

The trial consists of studying the adaptation of the seasonal potatoes crop for organic farming.

- Youssef Amor: CTAB.

-Samia Ben Amor: CRDA of Ben Arous.

- Ghaith Bouzaien: GIL.

Presentation of the experience of obtaining the integrated certification of the Center

As part of the radiation and distinction of the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture in obtaining integrated certification ("ISO9001: 2015", "ISO14001: 2015" and "ISO 45001: 2018"), a presentation of this experience was made for the benefit of the employees and managers of the Citrus Technical Center. This presentation focused on the definition of integrated certification, the procedure for obtaining it and the working methods within the framework of this system.

This experience was presented by General Engineer Imed Ben ATIA and Chief Engineer Salaheddine SOUGUIR.

Place and date: The headquarters of the Citrus Technical Center on February 25, 2021.

Distance training session titled "Importance of processing organic products and its impact on the added value of organic product"

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture participated on February 24 and 25, 2021 in the animation of distance training session organized by CRDA of Ariana named "Importance of the processing of organic products and its impact on the added value of the organic product" for the benefit of the operators of the governorates of Manouba and Ariana.

CTAB engineers, Mss Faten Ksouri Mansour et Mrs Imed Ben Attia and Haythem El Ouaer have participated in the animation of this training session that focused on the following themes:

- Processing of organic products;

- Marketing of organic products;

- The added value of organic products.

Field school on organic olive tree pruning

Participation of Mr. Youssef AMOR: General Engineer and Director of Experimentations and Communication at the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture in the animation of a field school on organic olive tree pruning. This school was organized by the Regional Commissioner of Agricultural Development of Sousse for the benefit of a group of farmers.

Date and place: February 23, 2021: organic olive farm at Enfidha - Sousse.

Technical training session about organic compost production

Participation of Ms Hanem Grissa ; Director of training and Studies in the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture in a technical training session about organic compost production in the farm of Agricultural Training Center of Souassi (Mahdia Governorate).

Day: Tuesday February 23, 2021

 

 

 

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