Seminar on impact of EU-Tunisia trade agreement on agriculture held by ENPARD II
November 30, 2015
A seminar focussing on the impacts of the EU-Tunisia privileged partnership on the agricultural and rural sector was held in Tunisia recently in the framework of the EU-funded ENPARD South Support Project II.
Over 200 people attended, representing different groups from the agriculture and rural sector in Tunisia. The aim was to present the perspectives of different stakeholders of agriculture and rural development sectors concerning the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between Tunisia and the EU.
According to the State Secretary for Fisheries at Tunisia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Youssef Chahed, the partnership with the EU should not be limited to a simple trade agreement but should reach a political agreement that would allow Tunisia to continue its economic and political transition.
ENPARD has been designed to support the EU’s Southern Neighbourhood countries in their agricultural and rural development. The initiative aims to support the formulation and implementation of renewed public policies in order to meet the challenges of food security, diversification of rural economies and governance in agriculture and management of rural areas. (EU Neighbourhood Info)