At a press briefing to announce the event, Mohamed Mokhtar Jallali, Minister of Agriculture and Environment, described the forum as a platform to bring together businessmen, traders, and representatives of specialized agencies.
This year’s forum will focus on three major sectors of agriculture: fruit, vegetable, and olive oil production. The event will also examine the issue of packaging, which remains one of the handicaps of Tunisia’s agricultural sector. “Despite the quality of our agricultural products, packaging is below the standards required internationally,” stated Jallali.
The Minister also noted that Tunisia should take advantage of its post-revolutionary conditions to open new markets and to promote its image by establishing new partnerships.
Throughout the three-day forum, institutions and entrepreneurs will be involved in partnership meetings, as well as sectoral and thematic workshops. The forum will also include debates by experts in the field, representatives from the business community, and delegates from various institutions located in the Euro-Mediterranean area. Foreign participants will additionally have the opportunity to conduct field visits to learn more about Tunisian agricultural products, as well as about the production capacity of Tunisian companies.
Source: Le Quotidien