As part of the international cooperation project Helios, the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries organized a training for young people in the techniques of soilless culture as a promising sector of the Tunisian economy.
In this context, head of the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries Abdel Majid Ezzar stressed, on the occasion of this new experience of soilless culture that is done for the first time in Tunisia, the need for political will to place agriculture at the heart of local economic concerns. Food sovereignty requires the production of staple foods independently of all countries, he stressed.
Ezzar added that the COVID-19 crisis and then the crisis resulting from the war in Ukraine have proved “we must be vigilant.” He expressed confidence in the ability of Tunisia to achieve self-sufficiency in the event that a strategy and a program called “Achieving food self-sufficiency” would be developed.
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