Young Tunisian men and women busy planting cactus that helps rehabilitate and protect the land from erosion and degradation. Copyright: WFP/Reem Nada

WFP Helps Reclaim Land And Livelihoods In Rural Tunisia

In rural central and western Tunisia many families struggle to put food on the table every day. As many as 78 percent of the population can barely afford to produce or buy their food. With climate change making its fierce mark on the area, WFP and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) designed a joint project to assist small-scale farmers and help them establish small agricultural businesses.


Tunisia, located in central North Africa between Algeria and Libya, lies along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea close to vital shipping routes for import and export.

Due to its natural resources and agricultural capabilities, Tunisia has a diverse economy. Besides the tourism and agriculture sectors, Tunisia’s major industries include manufactured goods and mining, which together account for over 50 percent of the country’s exports.

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