EBRD and EU put Tunisian olive oil on the world map

September 28, 2018
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Tunisia’s olive oil industry is going from strength to strength and the country’s economy depends heavily on the product’s export. Yet small, family-owned farms are struggling to modernise their operations and compete with global market players.

The Slama Group, helped by the EBRD’s European Union-funded Advice for Agribusiness programme, is overcoming both challenges.

EU support for economic growth

“Supporting the productivity and competitiveness of companies such as the Slama Group, which employs hundreds of people in one of the poorest regions of Tunisia, allows us to fulfill both our development and economic support objectives”, explains S.E. Patrice Bergamini, Ambassador of the European Union to Tunisia.

 “Slama Group is an example of how the EBRD supports local agribusiness companies by providing them with international expertise which helps them improve their businesses,” said Nemanja Grgic, Principal, Agribusiness Advisory, EBRD.


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