twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

TİKA supports Tunisia’s National Gene Bank

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) established a chemical and molecular analysis laboratory for the identification, analysis, and registration of local fruit species, especially local olive tree species, within Tunisia’s National Gene Bank, affiliated with the Ministry of Environment of Tunisia

TIKA AFThe Agency continues to develop projects in this industry, which has the highest share in employment. (Image source: TIKA)

The project implemented by TİKA aims to ensure the conservation of olive, which accounts for a significant portion of Tunisia’s agricultural production and exports; to preserve olive trees for future generations; and to increase the added value. The project will consist of four phases: the location of the exact position of local olive species and their harvesting (first phase), the characterisation and morphological analyses of these olive species (second phase), the registration of the analysed olive species in the database and their labeling (third phase), and the cultivation of high-yielding olive species in nurseries and the distribution of these saplings (fourth and final phase).

In the second part of the project, which aims to increase the added value in olive and olive oil production in Tunisia, a greenhouse will be built in order to grow and distribute these olive saplings.

TİKA has carried out more than 30 agricultural projects and activities in Tunisia. The Agency continues to develop projects in this industry, which has the highest share in employment.


LATEST NEWS IN Infrastructure

Helping Africa grow with irrigation infra

Helping Africa grow with irrigation infr…

Netafim has partnered with the government of Rwanda to build water and irrigation infrastructure for 15,600 hectares of land including a fully automated drip irrigation and fertigation commercial blocks –...

Developing a purpose-built fresh produce market in Lusaka

Developing a purpose-built fresh produce…

InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed an agreement with Savenda Capital committing US$2mn towards the construction of ZAMBIAFresh Lusaka Market in Zambia’s capital

TİKA supports Tunisia’s National Gene Bank

TİKA supports Tunisia’s National Gene Ba…

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) established a chemical and molecular analysis laboratory for the identification, analysis, and registration of local fruit species, especially local olive tree species, within Tunisia’s...

Grain processing and storage equipment manufacturer plans to grow in sub-Saharan Africa

Grain processing and storage equipment m…

With a complete range of grain processing and storage equipment, Perry Engineering can provide single machines to full turnkey installations for small farms to large commercial grain stores, plus flour...

Food, Feed and Biofuel: global technology solutions at Desmet Ballestra

Food, Feed and Biofuel: global technolog…

Desmet Ballestra Group is the world leader in the field of tailor-made engineering and procurement services covering each step of the Oils & Fats industry, from oilseed preparation and extraction...

Bühler opens insect technology centre to support feed and food industries

Bühler opens insect technology centre to…

Bühler Group, known for plant and equipment and related services for processing foods and manufacturing advanced materials is officially opening Insect Technology Center (ITC)

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Infrastructure

World Bank extends loan for Ethiopian agriculture

World Bank extends loan for Ethiopian ag…

The World Bank has extended a US$350mn loan for the development of the farming sector in Ethiopia

FAO and WHO highlight importance of food safety and nutrition requirements

FAO and WHO highlight importance of food…

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have joined forces and highlighted that food safety is a shared responsibility in which everyone has a...

SA government and GreenCape launch agri web portal

SA government and GreenCape launch agri …

A new web-based portal has been launched in South Africa for farmers in the country’s Western Cape

Ishida East Africa listed in Kenyan Business Integrity Index

Ishida East Africa listed in Kenyan Busi…

Ishida East Africa, a subsidiary of Ishida Europe, has shown its commitment to responsible and ethical business practice by the company’s inclusion in the inaugural Integrity Index from the British...

Brazil pledges to strengthen partnership with Kenya in cotton production

Brazil pledges to strengthen partnership…

Brazil is looking to strengthen partnership with Kenya in cotton production and promote trade and economic cooperation between the two countries through business missions

Azuri’s solar irrigation to benefit Ugandan farmers

Azuri’s solar irrigation to benefit Ugan…

GrowFast, the pay-as-you-go solar irrigation solution from Azuri Technologies, has been named a winner of the Uganda renewable energy fund, benefitting more than 200,000 people across Uganda with clean energy...

VTR Bio-Tech plans further expansion and distribution in Africa

VTR Bio-Tech plans further expansion and…

VTR Bio-Tech, a bio-technological enterprise offering feed additive bioengineering products and technical services for poultry, swine, ruminant and aquaculture sectors, plans to further develop the African market and look for...

International community must provide support to hungry Zimbabweans, says WFP

International community must provide sup…

Millions of Zimbabweans pushed into hunger by prolonged drought and economic crisis face an increasingly desperate situation unless adequate funding for a major relief operation materialises quickly, according to the...

Meteorological society launched in Zimbabwe

Meteorological society launched in Zimba…

The Zimbabwe Meteorological Society has been launched in Harare, Zimbabwe, with the aim of advancing meteorological and related sciences and their applications in weather and climate-related sciences for sustainable development

AfDB funds US$1.2 million agricultural online project

AfDB funds US$1.2 million agricultural o…

The Association for Strengthening Research in Agriculture in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is set to carry out a US$1.2mn project to establish an online portal where farming research and...

Focus on agriculture financing in Uganda

Focus on agriculture financing in Uganda

A new agriculture finance programme has been launched in Uganda to establish a finance programme conducive to local farmers

Nigeria’s FMN Group to unveil sugar estate in Niger State

Nigeria’s FMN Group to unveil sugar esta…

Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN Group) has announced to unveil its Sunti Golden Sugar Estate on 15 March 2018

Prev Next