Japan Extends Joint Research with Tunisia

A Japan-Tunisia collaboration will continue until 2021 with a focus on the development of food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Japan will continue to invest in the Tunisian olive oil sector until 2021 following the first stage of studies undertaken by a team of Japanese and Tunisian researchers. The studies were realized through a Japanese government program that promotes international joint research conducted by three Japanese research institutions (University of Tsukuba, Kyoto University, and Tokyo Institute of Technology) in collaboration with Tunisian researchers at the Center of Biotechnology of Sfax. The…

Tunisia to take part in 64th edition of Fancy Food Show in New York

Tunisia’s participation in the 64th edition of the Fancy Food Show 2017, which will take place from June 25 to 27, 2017 in New York, was at the heart of an information day held at CEPEX on “access to American food processing market.” The day, led by American and Tunisian experts, aims to supervise the Tunisian companies participating in the show and to support them in their efforts to capture the US market, in association with the Ministry of Industry and trade, and through the supervision of the US Agency…

CNH Industrial presents its Tunisian sustainable water management project at the European Development Days

The Company and its global agricultural equipment brand, New Holland Agriculture, were prominent participants in this year’s edition of the European Commission’s forum on development, owing to an important sustainability initiative launched in North Africa. This year’s edition of the European Development Days saw CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) and its global agricultural equipment brand, New Holland Agriculture, present a three-year sustainable water management project that was launched in Tunisia in 2016. Organized by the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium since 2006, the European Development Days event is…

Tunisia: solutions for banks that little serve development

“The Tunisian banking system is fragmented and includes a large number of small institutions that exceed the real need of the economy. This is what emerges from the economic note of the stock exchange agent Mac SA. The author of this note, Ghazi Boulila, academic and administrator at the “Société tunisienne des Banques” (STB) said that despite this significant number, this sector has not been able to contribute to financing the development of interior and southern regions. Several reasons are proposed, including those related to profitability, centralization, risk-taking, governance and…

Tourists slowly return to Tunisia

The sea breeze on the promenades of the Mediterranean resort of Sousse in Tunisia last summer was filled with the beat of Algerian pop music, not the scent of sunblock on Western Europeans. And hotel lobby bars were filled with Russians rather than British, French and German tourists, wearing the color-coded wrist bands of package tours — green for booze included. Visitors from Algeria and Russia helped save Tunisia’s seaside hotels from a second-straight abysmal summer, as Western Europeans largely shunned the country in the wake of two separate tourist…

Tunisia: Aquaculture output stood at 15,200 tons in 2016

– Tunisia’s aquaculture output stood at 15,200 tons in 2016, up 20% as compared to that of 2015 (12,653 tons), revealed the US department of agriculture in a report released on May 31, 2017. Main aquaculture products in terms of quantity and value are the sea bram and bass. In terms of exports, the institution said the country exported 4,000 tons of aquaculture products. Its main export markets are Russia, France, Algeria, Canada, Italy, Lybia and Gulf States. According the USDA, Tunisia plans to export this year 8,000 tons of…

Dual GRASP win for SanLucar

Group has two farms in Tunisia receive the highest ratings for their social practices panish group SanLucar’s Tunisian farms, La Cinquième Saison and Flor’Alia, have both obtained the GRASP assessment certificate, which recognises good social practices in the agricultural sector. GRASP, which stands for ‘GlobalGAP Risk Assessment on Social Practices’ complements the international norm GlobalGAP for social aspects like workers’ health, safety and welfare. In accordance with national and international legal provisions, GRASP assesses questions like salary, overtime hours, holiday entitlement, protection of minors, the election of a workers’ representative,…

Tunisia: Jhinaoui and businessmen to head for Yaounde

Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui will head to Yaounde, the economic capital of Cameroon, for an official visit from June 27 to 29, 2017. Businessmen will travel to explore opportunities for partnership and investment. On the agenda is a Tunisian-Cameroon Economic Forum, multi-sectoral meetings and networking with businessmen, officials of private and public associations in Cameroon as well as members of the Cameroonian government.  More than one hundred Cameroonian businessmen have already confirmed their participation in these business meetings. African Manager Share+1TweetShare0 Shares

TUNISIA TOURISM RECOVERY IS FINALLY CONFIRMED

unisia tourism recovery seems to be confirmed: the number of tourists making their way to the country skyrocketed by 46.2% between January and May 2017, compared to the data for 2016 during the same period – which translates to 1 527 891 tourists. This season’s beginning, according to the Tunisian National Tourism Office (ONTT) was namely marked by the sustained activity of the Maghreb market. In fact, according to the same source, the number of Maghrebi tourists increased by 60.2% between January and May 2017, relative to the same period…

Deutsche Hospitality signs third Tunisian hotel

Deutsche Hospitality has signed its third property in Tunisia, with the Steigenberger Hotel Palace Marhaba on the Gulf of Hammamet set to welcome guests from November 2017. The group entered the Tunisian market for the first time in April by opening two hotels (Steigenberger and Jaz) in Sousse further to the South. The Steigenberger Hotel Palace Marhaba will offer 371 rooms and suites as well as six restaurants and bars. Other facilities include six indoor and outdoor pools, a Thalassotherapy Centre with a wide choice of beauty treatments, massage parlours, a hairdressing…