EU-funded InnovAgroWoMed project meets local actors in Medenine, Tunisia
March 2, 2021
The InnovAgroWoMed project team in Tunisia made a field visit last week to Zarzis at the Governorate of Médenine, one of the regions targeted by the InnovAgroWoMed project in Tunisia.
This field visit was part of the process of validating the selected value chains and the training model on which the research teams have been working over the past months (fisheries in Medenine and cheese products in Beja). The visit was also part of the project’s efforts to create a local stakeholders’ network.
The project team met with the Director of the Employment Office in Zarzis and with the representatives of the Municipal Council of the Municipality of Zarzis to discuss the opportunity of a partnership.
The project team met also representatives of the most important company in the region, specialized in the production and canning of fishery products, such as sardines and tuna: “Manar Thon”. Specific issues related to women employment conditions and requested skills were discussed and the interest to hire qualified workers was confirmed.
The company confirmed their interest to join the project stakeholders’ network; a memorandum of understanding will be signed in the coming days.
The InnovAgroWoMed project aims at stimulating women’s labour market participation and entrepreneurship, by harnessing the potential of the agri-food sector and showing a significant level of untapped potential for innovation and growth. This three-year project is funded at 87% by the European Union through the ENI CBC Med Program for a global amount of €2,8 million euros.