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Pest control in organic pomegranate 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 field day on the pest control in organic pomegranate trees was organized on Tuesday 28 July 2020 at the Agricultural Training Center of Zarkine (CFPA) with the participation of farmers subscribed in the project. Three oral communications were presented by engineers from the CRDA of Gabes, the company “ControlMed” and the CTAB. A practical session on Trichogramma release techniques and management of carob moth was realized at the organic pomegranate pilot plot of CFPA of Zarkine.

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Supervision and technical assistance visit and follow-up of an experience in the Mezghanni field in Sfax

Wednesday, July 16, 2020: Supervision and technical assistance visit and installation of an experiment in organic aromatic and medicinal plants in the farm of Mr. Omar Mezghanni in Agareb (Sfax Governorate). During this visit, the technico-economic data were also collected in order to determine the production cost of existing crops and to study the economic feasibility.

Follow-up and supervision realized by the engineers:

- Souguir Salaheddine and Faten Mansour

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Animation of two training session about “compost production”

As part of “Sustainable agriculture and rural development Project”, the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture participated in collaboration with “TPAD” Office in the organization and animation of two training session about “compost production” from 01 to 02 July 2020 and from 08 to 09 July 2020 in Sousse for the benefit of agricultural advisers and trainers.

These training was animated by Mrs. Hanem Grissa, Director of Training and Studies, by presentations and practical session about different technical aspects of compost production.

Technical assistance was provided for the benefit of participants from 21 to 23 July 2020  in Hajeb Layoun at Kairouan.

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee of the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB)

On Thursday 09 July 2020, the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee of the Technical Center for Organic Agriculture (CTAB) met at the headquarters of the center under the supervision of the Director General of CTAB and in the presence of technicians from the center and representatives of various research, development and professional structures in order to evaluate the activities relating to applied research for the year 2019 and to program the activities for the year 2021. At this meeting, there was also the approval of three technical brochures on organic animal production.

 

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Workshop relating to the phase2 results of the CTAB action program for the promotion of organic agriculture in Gabes governorate as part of the PDAI-II projet.

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 workshop was organized on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 at CRDA of Gabes, in order to present the results relating to phase 2 of the CTAB action program for the benefit of a farmers target group belonging to the PDAI-II projet intervention areas. This workshop was supervised by Mr. El-Bachir DADI, General Manager of the CRDA-Gabes, with the presence of representatives from CTAB and CRDA Gabes.

A training certificates were also distributed to the benefit of 80 farmers following the organization by the CTAB of three training session on organic agriculture during the 2nd phase of partnership agreement.

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Field visit for a group of 2nd year BTP students from the Sectoral Institute for Professional Training in the citrus and grape cultivation of Bouchrik

As part of the centre's work program on communication, a group of 2nd year BTP students from the Sectoral Institute for Professional Training in the citrus and grape cultivation of Bouchrik, were supervised during their field visit in the center.

A presentation of the basics and principles of organic farming in the experimental station was made, then a visit to the composting station. The students also received some informations on experiences related to the vegetable sector, fruit trees, field crops, medicinal and aromatic plants, as well as methods of fertilization and protection of organic crops.

The various questions from the participants were answered. These questions focused on certain technical aspects related to organic farming and organic animal production, the cost of the product and marketing methods.

Supervision: SOUGUIR Salaheddine - Chief of Communication Service

 

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Field visit in a biological domain

Subject: Field visit in a biological domain.

Follow-up: Engineers: Hanem Grissa, Faten Mansour and Salaheddine Souguir.

As part of the supervision and technical assistance of organic farmers, a technical visit to the organic farm "Zaafrania" in the Sidi Thabet region was carried out on Friday, June 26, 2020, to assess the experience of producing organic saffron and recovering organic residues and waste to produce compost.

During this field visit, an overview was given on the importance and the advantages of using compost and the different techniques of its.

The possibility of signing a collaboration agreement between the farmer and the center was suggested. It was also agreed to undertake an economic and technical study for the organic saffron.

Restitution 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 workshop was organized on Thursday, 25 June 2020 at CRDA of Gabes, in order to approve the results relating to phase 2 of the CTAB action program for the promotion of organic agriculture. This workshop was supervised by Mr. Noureddine El-EZZI Director of PDAI-II Project, with the presence of representatives from CTAB and CRDA Gabes.

 

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E-conference

Participation by an e-conference about « Tunisian experience in Organic Agriculture and contribution of Technical Center of Organic Agriculture during 20 years » in a symposium « Importance of Developping Organic Agriculture in Algeria » organized by the National Union of Agricultural Engineers.

Date & place : June 18, 2020 / CISCO webex meetings meetings, number 1633636890

Mr. Chehidi Hatem chief Engineer, Assistant Director of Training at Technical Center of Organic Agriculture.

 

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Supervision and technical assistance visit and Follow-up of an experiment in organic vegetable crops

Wednesday, June 17, 2020: Supervision and technical assistance visit and Follow-up 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 (CTAB) and the Regional Commissioner of Agricultural Development (CRDA) in Mahdia .
Follow-up and supervision realized by the engineers:

- Youssef Amor and Faten Mansour: CTAB.

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

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Training session on “Organic Agriculture”

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture animated a training session on “Organic Agriculture” for a young promoters, during the period from 16 to 18 June 2020, at the Agricultural Professional Training Center in Souassi - Mahdia
The trainers are the engineers: Youssef Amor, Hanem Grissa and Fakher Ayed.

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Participation in the working meeting to discuss the subject : « How farmers to support the farmer during conversion to organic agriculture »

Date & place  : June 11, 2020 at SYNAGRI headquarters

Mr. Chehidi Hatem chief Engineer, Assistant Director of Training at CTAB

 

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Training session on production techniques and processing of organic olives

The Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) participated in the animation of a training session organized by the Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development (CRDA) of Sousse, on production techniques and processing of organic olives for a group of olive farmers on March 09 and 10, 2020 at the Sectoral Center for Professional Agricultural Training in Chatt meriem Sousse.
The trainers are:

Naima Osman: Division of Organic Agriculture at the CRDA of Sousse.

Youssef Amor: General Engineer at the CTAB.

Imed Ben Attia: Chief Engineer at the CTAB.

Meriem Gharsellaoui: Researcher at the Olive Tree Institute.

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Assistance and technical supervision of Farmers group from the Association for the safeguard of the Oasis of Chenini

Assistance and technical supervision of visits organized at the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture (CTAB).
Date: Thursday , March 05, 2020
Visitors:
Farmers group from the Association for the safeguard of the Oasis of Chenini - Gabes (ASOC) and representatives of the Research and Development Project  “Developing organic soil management technologies to enhance carbon capture, climate adaptability and sustainability of smallholder farms in Tunisia”.
Subject: Presentation of the CTAB activities, production techniques of compost and visit of the different experiences in the center's experimental station.
Supervision: General engineers: Youssef AMOR and Hanem GRISSA.

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In order to host the Organic World Congress 2023 in Tunisia

In order to host the Organic World Congress 2023 in Tunisia, a working meeting was organized on Wednesday 04 March 2020 at the General Directorate of Organic Agriculture, with the supervision of Ms. Samia MAAMER, General Manager of Organic Agriculture, and the presence of representatives from the Technical Centre of Organic Agriculture (CTAB), the Agricultural Investment Promotion Agency (APIA) and other institutions.

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Information day on agricultural valorization of organic wastes from the farm: Composting process by the Tunisian-American project

An information day was organized on agricultural valorization of organic wastes from the farm: Composting process and financed by the Tunisian-American project entitled "Developing organic soil management technologies to enhance carbon capture, climate adaptability, and sustainability of smallholder farms in Tunisia” on Thursday 27 February 2020 in the Arid Regions Institute of Gabes with the participation of more than 60 technicians and farmers. Mr. Khaled Sassi, general manager of the Technical centre of Organic Agriculture, presented the project, its components and its progess. Moreover, Mr. Fakher Ayed, general engineer in the centre, presented the organic agriculture sector in Tunisia. At the end of the day, a practical session on composting process was realized at the composting unit of the Association for the Safeguard of the Oasis of Chenini in Gabes.

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Technical visit

A technical visit were organized by Mr. Fakher AYED, general engineer of the Technical Centre of Organic Agriculture, and Dr. Khaled HIBAR, researcher on plant pathology of the Olive Institute, on Thursday 13 February 2020 on the farm “Segermes” at Zaghouan. The diagnosis of some olive symptoms and the identification of the causative agents are the main objectives of the visit. Phytosanitary measures are recommended to resolve these problems. 

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Working meeting

Representatives from the Technical Centre of Organic Agriculture (CTAB) and the Laboratory of Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development were participated on working meeting on Friday 31 January 2020 at the centre in order to study the possibilities for collaboration to establish demonstration trials on the effect of biochar on tomato plant growth. Therefore, a partnership agreement between the CTAB and the laboratory will be prepared.

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Visit to the CTAB experimental station

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
Visitors: Group of 1st grade pupils from The Pilot School of Sousse.
Subject: Presentation of the Basics and Principles of Organic Agriculture (visit to the CTAB experimental station).
Supervision: General engineer Faten MANSOUR (Assistant Director of studies).

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Workshop on the preliminary diagnosis of the vulgarization system in agriculture and fishing

Participation of Mr. Youssef AMOR: General Engineer and Director of Experimentation and Communication at the Technical Center of Organic Agriculture in a workshop on the preliminary diagnosis of the vulgarization system in agriculture and fishing carried out by a studies office and organized by the Agency of Agricultural Extension and Training.

Date and place: February 10, 2020: Hotel in Gammart – Tunis.

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Training session was organized on production techniques of organic vegetables crops

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 vegetables crops on February 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25 and 26, 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 Mrs. Youssef AMOR and Fakher AYED: Generals Engineers in the CTAB.

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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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