EU-funded programme which promotes a global approach to green economy in Tunisia

July 20, 2018
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Abdelkrim Bessadok, a green entrepreneur incubated by the EU-funded SwitchMed programme, has undertaken the challenge to save the Tunisian oasis through cultivation of a miraculous plant: alfalfa. For Abdelkrim, the palm groves in southern Tunisia are a heritage to protect and a place with huge potential to develop.

SwitchMed has selected Abdelkrim’s project for the incubation phase after seeing the real potential benefit for the whole community that this project offers through sustainable agricultural development in the oasis.

“This global green economy approach, which SwitchMed is trying to promote, is very rewarding. The training I received in green entrepreneurship allowed me to simplify my project idea and make it realistic,” admits Abdelkrim.

The SwitchMed sustainable consumption and production programme aims to promote a switch by the Mediterranean economies towards sustainable consumption and production patterns and green economy, including low-emission development, through demonstration and dissemination of methods that improve resource and energy efficiency.

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Countries covered:

  • Tunisia