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The first Arab guide to organic agriculture techniques

For more influence of the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB) on the organic agriculture system in the world and in the Arab world, Mr. Khaled Sassi, General Manager of CTAB, participated in several meetings with a team of experts in organic agriculture at the headquarters of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development in the Republic of Sudan from February 2 to 6, 2020, for the edition and the publication of the first Arab guide to organic agriculture techniques.

During this mission, a number of recommendations were presented to encourage organic agriculture in the Arab world, including the need for a sustainable Arab partnership by preparing programs and action plans that support all countries with a harmonious, integrated and complete character.

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Presentation of the Basics and Principles of Organic Agriculture

Date: Friday, February 14, 2020

Visitors: group of 8th grade pupils from Ezzahra Sousse middle school

Subject: Presentation of the Basics and Principles of Organic Agriculture (visit to the CTAB experimental station).

Supervision: by Chief engineer Imed BEN ATIA

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Experiment in organic vegetable crops

Thursday, February 13, 2020: Supervision and technical assistance visit and start of installation of an experiment in organic vegetable crops in the organic farm of Mr. Hichem Bannour (Olive trees, fruit trees and vegetable crops) in chorben of the Mahdia Governorate, with the collaboration and cooperation between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture and the Regional commissariat of Agricultural Development in Mahdia .
Follow-up and supervision realized by the engineers:

- Youssef Amor: Technical Center for Organic Agriculture.

- Nejib Fkih Hassen and Ahmed Bargougui : Division: Organic Agriculture: CRDA Mahdia.

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International Fair for Organic Products "BIOFACH 2020"

The technical Center of Organic Agriculture participated in the International Fair for Organic Products "BIOFACH 2020", which was organized from 12 to 15 February 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany. This participation aims to radiate more the center at the international level, where it was presented its activities and Tunisian organic products, in addition to keep abreast of developments in organic sector, and thus improve cooperation with various international institutions participating in the fair.

This participation was organized in coordination with Agricultural Investment Promotion Agency and various operators in organic farming sector.

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Assistance and technical supervision of visits organized at CTAB

Assistance and technical supervision of visits organized at CTAB:
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Visitors: Two professors from the University of Angers – France accompanied by a professor from the High Institute of Agronomic Science In Chatt mriem  

Subject: Presentation of the CTAB activities and visit to the center experimental station in order to exchange experiences in organic agriculture.

Supervision: by general engineer Youssef AMOR (Director of experimentation and Communication)

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Assistance and technical supervision of visits organized at CTAB:
Date: wednesday, febrary 05, 2020
Visitors: group of 8th grade pupils from Hammam Sousse middle school
Subject: Presentation of the Basics and Principles of Organic Agriculture (visit to the CTAB experimental station).
Supervision: by general engineer Youssef AMOR (Director of experimentation and Communication)

Training session was organized on Organic animal production and production techniques for aromatic and medicinal plants

As part of the integrated agricultural development project – phaseII- (PDAI-II) of Gabes governorate, and under a partnership agreement between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and the Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development of Gabes (CRDA), a training session was organized on Organic animal production and production techniques for aromatic and medicinal plants, on February 03, 04, 05, 06, 10, 11 and 12, 2020 respectively in Mereth, Dkhilet Toujen, Matmata Gdima, Matmata Jdida, Elhamma, Metouia and Menzel Lahbib for the benefit of farmers group subscribed in the project.

The training session was facilitated by Mr. Salaheddine SOUGUIR and Ms Sonia HALOUANI of CTAB.

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Assistance and technical supervision of visits organized at CTAB:

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020

Visitors: group of 8th grade pupils from Ezzahra Sousse middle school

Subject: Presentation of the Basics and Principles of Organic Agriculture (visit to the CTAB experimental station).

Supervision: by engineer Salaheddine SOUGUIR (Head of Communication Service)

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Training session on production techniques of organic olives and fruits trees

As part of the integrated agricultural development project – phaseII- (PDAI-II) of Gabes governorate, and under a partnership agreement between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and the Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development of Gabes (CRDA), a training session was organized on production techniques of organic olives and fruits trees on January 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 and 29, 2020 respectively in Mereth, Dkhilet Toujen, Matmata Gdima, Matmata Jdida, Elhamma, Metouia and Menzel Lahbib for the benefit of farmers group subscribed in the project.

The training session was moderated by Mr. Youssef AMOR: General Engineer in the CTAB.

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Press conference organized by the National Union of operators of the Organic Sector "UNObio"

Two engineers from the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) attended a press conference organized by the National Union of operators of the Organic Sector "UNObio" at the National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia (INAT), in January 27th 2020.

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Radio emission about Organic agriculture and its benefits

Participation of Mr. CHEHIDI Hatem chief Engineer, Assistant Director of Training at CTAB in a Radio emission about Organic agriculture and its benefits.

Date & place : 22/01/2020  at Zeitouna Radio Waves with  the journalist Al-Gilani Hamami

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Training session about “Organic compost production”

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture participated in the organization and animation of a training session about “Organic compost production” in collaboration with the Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development of Gafsa and Orbata Organic Agriculture Group from 15 to 16 Junuary 2020 in Sened for the benefit of members of the group.

Mrs. Hanem Grissa, engineer in the CTAB, presented the techniques of organic compost production. During this training session, a field visit was organized to compost station as part of waste valorisation project funded by the United Nations Development Program.

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Representatives from the Technical Centre of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and the Regional Commissioner of Agricultural Development (CRDA) of Ben Arous (Organic Agriculture Division of Ben Arous)

Representatives from the Technical Centre of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and the Regional Commissioner of Agricultural Development (CRDA) of Ben Arous (Organic Agriculture Division of Ben Arous) were participated on working meeting on Tuesday 21 January 2020 at CRDA of Ben Arous in order to study the possibilities for collaboration to establish demonstration trials. Therefore, a partnership agreement between the CTAB and the CRDA of Ben Arous will be prepared.

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Workshop to launch a North African Organic Knowledge Hubs

For more influence and cooperation between the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and international institutions interested in organic agriculture, Mr. Khaled Sassi (General Manager of CTAB) participated in a workshop to launch a North African Organic Knowledge Hubs at the headquarters of the SEKEM Company in Egypt from January 11 to 15, 2020. Those hubs, funded by the German International Development Agency, cover three countries in North Africa, namely Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt.

During this workshop, an oral communication was presented which focused mainly on the Tunisian experience in the field of organic agriculture (statistics, structuring, regulations, control and certification, subsidies and incentives, ... ) and on the contributions of the CTAB to the development of the organic sector for 20 years. The Tunisian experience represented a model for Morocco and Egypt to develop their organic sector, in particular at the structural and organizational levels.

Finally, a schedule was developed and discussed for the smooth running of this project.

Participation in this workshop was a success on all levels by further introducing the Tunisian experience in organic agriculture and exchanging experiences between countries. This opportunity will also help support the organic farming sector in Tunisia through the commitment of the German International Cooperation Agency for Development to finance this project for the years 2020 and 2021.

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Training day was organized on standards, control and certification in organic agriculture

As part of the integrated agricultural development project – phaseII- (PDAI-II) of Gabes governorate, and under a partnership agreement between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and the Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development of Gabes (CRDA), a training day was organized on standards, control and certification in organic agriculture by the C.T.A.B on Thursday, 16 January 2020 in Gabes for the benefit of 25 technical staff of CRDA-Gabes.

The training day was moderated by Mr. Fakher AYED, engineer in the  CTAB, focusing on the following topics:

-National and international standards and regulation in organic agriculture.

-Control and certification system in organic agriculture.

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Restitution and approval workshop

As part of the integrated agricultural development project – phaseII- (PDAI-II) of Gabes governorate, and under a partnership agreement between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and the Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development of Gabes (CRDA), a restitution and approval workshop was organized on Wednesday, 15 January 2020 at CRDA of Gabes, with the supervision of Mr. Mr Noureddine El-EZZI Director of PDAI-II Project, and the presence of representatives from CTAB and CRDA Gabes.

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Training session for the benefit of the technical staff of CTAB

As part of the international cooperation between the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
( IFOAM )
and the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB), a training session was organized
 from 16 to 17 december 2019 in Sousse for the benefit of the technical staff of CTAB.
This session was moderated by Mr. Konrad Hauptfleisch,
the Head of Capacity Development of the IFOAM-Academy focusing on the following themes:
- Organic Leadership
- Organic 3.0 : History and current developments 
- Organic Guarantee Systems
- Alternative systems: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) 
- Organic Agriculture Markets
- Organic Policy

During this training session, a field visit was also organized for the benefit of the IFOAM representative, to CTAB headquarter, Laboratories and the experimental station in Chott Mariem, to learn about the CTAB activities.

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Information day on production and processing techniques of organic olives

In the framework of the olive tree festival at Tébourba, the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture organized and animated, in collaboration with the Regional commissioner for Agricultural Development of Mannouba, an information day on production and processing techniques of organic olives for a farmers and technicians group on December 23, 2019 at Tebourba – Mannouba

The animators are:

Yousef Amor: General Engineer: Technical Center of Organic Agriculture
Fakher Ayed: Chief Engineer: Technical Center of Organic Agriculture.
Imed Ben Attia: Chief Engineer: Technical Center of Organic Agriculture.
Khaled Hibar: Researcher: Olive Tree Institute.

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Technical Meeting

Technical Meeting :

Mr. Khaled Sassi General Director of the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) & Mr. Zied Rouissi General Director of the National Center for Continuing Education and Professional Promotion (CNFCPP), supervised a preliminary technical meeting with some executives from the two Centers. At this meeting it was agreed to intensify cooperation between the two centers to implement the Agricultural Continuing Education Project in the Central West Gouvernorates. During their visit, the guests were informed of the technical and logistical capacities available and the possibility to benefit from them in the implementation of the project.

Date & place : December 19, 2019 in the CTAB

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Follow-up of a trial in the organic farm of Mr. Abdjlil Hamrouni

Wednesday, December 18, 2019: Follow-up of a trial in the organic farm of Mr. Abdjlil Hamrouni in Chorben of Mahdia Governorate, with the collaboration and cooperation between the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture and the Regional commissioner of Agricultural Development in Mahdia .

The trial consists on studying the effect of harvest tools (mechanically, with normal comb and “kinouta” comb) on the organic olives profitability and quality.
Follow-up and supervision realized by the engineers:

- Youssef Amor, Faten Mansour and Nassim Nouira: Technical Center for Organic Agriculture.

- Nejib Fkih Hassen and Ahmed Bargougui: Division: Organic Agriculture: CRDA Mahdia.

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Training course «Sheep breeding Techniques for Organic meat production »

Contribution on Animation of a training course «Sheep breeding Techniques for Organic meat production » in collaboration with Organic Agriculture Departments under the Regional commissioner for Agricultural Development in both Ariana & Manouba

Date & place : December 10, 2019 at CTPA

Coaching : Mr. CHEHIDI Hatem chief Engineer , S/D of Training ; Mme Sonia Halouani / chief Engineer, production services ; Mr. Imed Ben Attia chief /Engineer, transformation and quality services.

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Information day on production techniques of organic olives for a farmers

As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Organic Agriculture in Tunisia, the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture organized and animated, in collaboration with the Regional Commissariat for Agricultural Development of Siliana, an information day on production techniques of organic olives for a farmers and technicians group on December 04, 2019 at the Aroussa - Siliana
The animators are:

Youssef Amor: General Engineer at the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture.

Fakher Ayed: Chief Engineer at the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture.
Samah Jebali: Head of District: Division: Organic Agriculture: CRDA Siliana.

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Bee Expo Africa

The scientific congress in the field of beekeeping was held in Nabeul from 28 November 
to 1 December 2019 as part of the second session of the international beekeeping fair
(Bee Expo Africa) which hosted 24 countries.

Ms. Halouani Sonia, chief engineer and Ms. Hbeli Sondos, principal technician, represented the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture at the meeting during which the technical and scientific innovations were presented and there was exchange of experiences and knowledge with subject matter specialists.

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Training session “Compost production in organic agriculture”

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture participated in the organization and animation of a training session “Compost production in organic agriculture” in collaboration with the Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development of Kébili and El Itkane Organic Agriculture Group from 27 to 28 November 2019 for the benefit of members of the group and technicians. This session was animated by Mrs. Hanem Grissa, General engineer in CTAB.

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Sowing of  Ecological Strips in the experimental plot of CTAB

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