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Fourteenth Mediterranean Agriculture and Agribusiness Exhibition SMA Medfood

As part of its communication and influence mission, the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB) participated in the 14th Edition of Mediterranean Agriculture and Agribusiness Exhibition SMA Medfood, which was an opportunity to promote the sector organic agriculture as well as the activities of the CTAB and the projects "Knowledge Hub for organic Agriculture and Agroecology in North Africa (KHNA)", "Development of the local market of organic products for a sustainable food consumption respectful of ecosystem and human health" and "Protection and rehabilitation of degraded soils in Tunisia (Prosol)".

Date and place: from May 15th to 19th, 2024 at the Exhibitions Center of Sfax.

Training session on the production of organic aromatic and medicinal plants

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture organized a training session for rural women on "The production and processing of organic aromatic and medicinal plants”, from May 06 to 07, 2024 in Boumerdes in the governorate of Mahdia.

In this training session, the cultivation of organic aromatic and medicinal plants, the development of the sector, and the processing methods of these plants were presented.

During the first day, two communications were presented: The first was about the techniques of organic production of medicinal and aromatic and the second concerned the production methods of organic plants and seeds in a second intervention.

On the second day, an intervention about the organic transformation and processing of aromatic and medicinal plant products was presented with a practical session on the distillation, followed by a session for questions concerning the organic production procedure, as well as the marketing of products and the added value in the marketing of these products.

Visit of a group of United States Department

A group of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB) on April 24 th, 2024.

During this visit, there was a presentation of CTAB, the"Knowledge Hub for organic Agriculture and Agroecology in North Africa (KHNA)" project (Ms. Khaoula Mokrani) and the Regional Research Center in Horticulture and Organic Agriculture activities (Ms. Mejda Daami) in order to study prospects for cooperation between various parties.

 

 

Training session on the preparation and application of biodynamic preparations

The Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB) hosted on April 15 and 16, 2024 a training session on the preparation and application of biodynamic preparations biodynamic agriculture as part of the project “Creation and development of skills for strengthening biodynamic agriculture in Tunisia”.

During this training session, practical sessions were carried out on the preparation and application of biodynamic preparations at the CTAB experimental station.

International Exhibition of Organic Agriculture and Food Industries

As part of its mission of communication and outreach, the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB) has participated in the 14th Edition of the International Organic Food & Agriculture Exhibition which was an opportunity to promote the organic farming sector as well as the activities of the CTAB and the project "Knowledge Hub for organic Agriculture and Agroecology in North Africa (KHNA)".

As part of the scientific program of the fair, the CTAB has also participated by:

- Oral communication entitled: The CTAB contribution to the development of the organic farming sector in Tunisia, presented by Mrs. Feten Mansour and Najla Dhen.

- A workshop for children: Small Organic Farmers … Future Generation, animated by Mr. Hatem Chehidi.

Date & Place: From April 25 to 27, 2024 at UTICA, Tunis.

 

Conference on "Bases, principles and production techniques in organic farming"

Mr. Youssef Amor: General Engineer and Director of Experiments and Communication at the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB), presented a conference entitled: "Bases, principles and production techniques in organic Agriculture" for the benefit of students of professional master, specialty: food technology in the presence of Dr. Naceur Elayeb: Coordinator of the Professional Master: Ecotoxicology and Surveillance environmental and this on Tuesday April 23, 2024 at the Higher Institute of Applied and Technology Sciences (ISSAT) in Mahdia.

Follow-up of a field trial on the adaptation of the cultivation of seasonal cherry tomato in biodynamic mode

Thursday, April 18, 2024: follow-up of a trial in organic Farm of Mrs. Hana Ben Hriz in Tabarka of the Governorate of Jandouba, with the collaboration and cooperation between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and the Regional Commissioner of Agricultural Development (CRDA) of Jendouba

The trial consists of studying the adaptation of the seasonal cherry tomato crop for biodynamic farming.

During this day, the planting crop and spreading of the preparation 500 according the trial protocol was carried out.

Follow-up and supervision realized by:

- Youssef Amor: CTAB.

Training session on citrus

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 in Hammamet: Participation of Mr. Youssef AMOR: General engineer, Director of Experiments and Communication at the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB) at the animation of training session on citrus organized by the Technical Center of Citrus by a presentation entitled "Production of organic citrus".

 

Assistance and technical supervision of visits organized at the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB)

Date: Friday April 19, 2024

Visitors: A group of 2nd year professional master's degrees in management, treatment and valorization of waste at the Higher Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology in Mahdia.

Subject: Presentation of compost production techniques in organic agriculture.

Supervision: Salaheddine SOUGUIR.

Training session on the production of organic aromatic and medicinal plants

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture organized a training session for rural women on "The production and processing of organic aromatic and medicinal plants”, from April 15 to 16, 2024 in Douz in the governorate of Kebili.

In this training session, the cultivation of organic aromatic and medicinal plants, the development of the sector, and the processing methods of these plants were presented.

During the first day, two communications were presented: The first was about the techniques of organic production of medicinal and aromatic and the second concerned the production methods of organic plants and seeds in a second intervention.

On the second day, an intervention about the organic transformation and processing of aromatic and medicinal plant products was presented with a practical session on the distillation and drying of aromatic and medicinal products, followed by a session for questions concerning the organic production procedure, as well as the marketing of products and the added value in the marketing of these products.

 

Installation of an experience on the fertilization of organic geranium

Friday April 05, 2024: field visit and installation of an experience on the fertilization of organic geranium in the exploitation of Mr. Walid Al Siala, in Gremda (Grouvernorate de Sfax).

Monitoring and assistance by:

- Salaheddine SOUGUIR: Technical Center for organic farming.

- Kamel NAIFER and Salima MAHFOUDH: Organic Farming Division at Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development (CRDA) of Sfax.

 

Follow-up of a field trial on the adaptation of the post season potaoes on organic mode

Ms. Faten Ksouri Mansour participated on Thursday 19th March 2024 in at a follow up of a trial in the organic farm of Mr. Habib Helal in Hedadra of the Governorate of Monastir, with the collaboration of the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and the Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development (CRDA) of Monastir.

The trial is to study the adaptation of the post-season potato organic crop.

During this day, yield was estimated and tuber calibration study was made.

Visit of a group of professors and Students from the Horticulture, Landscape and Marketing School of Saint Ilan in France

As part of the exchange of experiences, a group of professors and Students from the Horticulture, Landscape and Marketing School of Saint Ilan in France and the Higher Agronomic Institute of Chott Meriem - Sousse - Tunisia visited the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB) on March 19, 2024.

During this visit, there was a presentation of the CTAB activities, a visit to the pesticide residue analysis laboratory and contaminants of the CTAB was made as well as experimental station.

Training session on carbon sequestration in soils

As part of the partnership between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB), the project of “Protection and rehabilitation of degraded soils in Tunisia (ProSol) and the project of “Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture and Agroecology in North Africa (KHNA), two days of training on “Carbon Sequestration in Soil " were held on March 4 and 5, 2024 in one of the hotel structures in Hammamet.

This training session was facilitated by Dr. Haithem Bahri, a renowned expert in this field, to guide the knowledge multipliers of the KHNA project and the beneficiaries of the ProSol project towards more sustainable agriculture and respectful of the environment.

Indeed, in addition to the crucial component of capacity building of partners, these days allowed fruitful exchanges between participants which made it possible to build an ambitious vision towards good agricultural practices and their importance in the fight against climate change in particular by promoting carbon sequestration in soils.

Follow-up of a field trial on the studies of cost production to the organic crops

Tuesday March 12 2024: Follow up of a trial in the Rouis farm in the Knaies region of the Governorate of Sousse.

The trial is to determine the cost of production of organic Okra seeds

Follow-up and supervision realized by:

- Faten Mansour: CTAB.

- Mme Naima Osman and Mme Asma Aissa: CRDA of Sousse - organic farming division.

A workshop on the production of organic pomegranates

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) with the collaboration of the Regional Research Center of Horticulture and Organic Agriculture (CRRHAB) and the
Higher Agronomic Institute of Chott Mariem (ISACM), organized a workshop on the production of organic pomegranates from 6 to 7 March 2024.

During this workshop, the following technical and scientific interventions were presented:

- Techniques of the production of organic pomegranate: Youssef Amor, General Engineer at the CTAB.

- Insects of organic pomegranate: prevention and control: Mohamed Brahem, researcher at the CRRHAB.

- The most important diseases of organic pomegranate: prevention and control: Haifa Khiareddine, researcher at the CRRHAB.

- Valorization of the quality of organic pomegranate: Faten Zaouai, professor at the ISACM.

Also, testimonials were presented by organic pomegranate producers. During this workshop, technical and scientific interventions and testimonials were presented about the
production of organic pomegranates.

Installation of a demonstration plot on the irrigation of organic olive tree

Wednesday, March 13, 2024: Installation of a demonstration plot in the organic farm “Errissala” company in Mornag of the Governorate of Ben Arous, with the collaboration and cooperation between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB), the Biotechnology Center of Borj Cedria (CBBC) and the Regional Commissioner of Agricultural Development (CRDA) of Ben Arous.

The demonstration plot concerns the irrigation of organic olive tree (Variety: Chetoui and Chemlali)

by using jars.

During this day, the experimental design and the needs of the demonstration plot were determined.

Follow-up and supervision realized by:

- Youssef Amor and Faten Mansour: CTAB.

- Hassen Zemni and Nabil Ben Youssef: CBBC.

- Samia Ben Amor : Division of Organic Agriculture :CRDA of Ben Arous.

Visit of a group of teachers and students from the University of Kassel-Germany

As part of the exchange of experiences, a group of teachers and students from the University of Kassel-Germany accompanied by Pr. Bouthaina Dridi from the Higher Institute of Chott Meriem- Sousse –tunisie, visited the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB) on March 08, 2024.

During this visit, there was a presentation of CTAB activities and a presentation of the KHNA project as well as the digital platform. A visit to the pesticide residue analysis laboratory and contaminants of the CTAB was made as well as experimental station.

Management :

Ms. Faten Ksouri Mansour and Ms. Dalel Melki (CTAB) and Ms. Khaoula Mokrani (KHNA).

Launch of the new logo of the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture

The Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB) is pleased to announce the change in its logo, and it was officially adopted from March 01, 2024.

Installation of an experience on the fertilization of organic geranium

Friday March 08, 2024: A field visit to the organic exploitation of M Walid Al Siala, in Gremda of Grouvernorate of Sfax, to discuss the installation of an experience on the fertilization of organic geranium.

Monitoring and assistance by:

- Salaheddine Souguir and Layla Ladheri: Technical Center of Organic Agriculture.

 

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