Pilot project launched in Tunisia to reduce food imports

A pilot project, underway in Tunisia, is designed to reduce food imports. Drone technology is being used to collect and analyse data, and monitor irrigated areas, combat pests, Africanews reports. The Bank launched the project, in cooperation with the Busan Metropolitan City in Korea with support from the Korea-Africa Cooperation fund (KOAFEC). The session in Malabo included Korea’s ambassador to Equatorial Guinea H.E Kwak Ji Hwan, Korean technical experts, senior Bank officials, and private sector representatives. “We see Korea as a strategic partner with respect to technology transfer, especially ICT technologies, drone…

Tunisia ranks 1st in Africa toward achieving UN SDGs according to SDG Index report

Tunisia ranks first in Africa towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations (UN), according to the 2019 Africa SDG Index and Dashboards Report launched Friday. Tunisia is leading the ranking with a score of 66.01, i.e the country is 66 % of the way toward achieving the SDGs, the index reports. The 2019 Africa SDG Index and Dashboards Report was prepared by a team of independent experts from the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa and the secretariat of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The…