Three sustainable water management projects in Tunisia benefit from ''CoLab'' programme

December 16, 2022

TAP) - Three Tunisian projects have benefited from the Sustainable Water Management in Agrosystems programme 'CoLab' which was closed, Thursday, in Tunis, during a Demo Day.

These projects are: 'E-Rachrach' which aims to develop an irrigation and acclimatisation system to rationalise the quantities of water used by oasis farmers, 'Wet-Desal' which concerns the installation of a system of halophyte plants capable of reducing the salinity of irrigation water and producing a bio-fertiliser that retains water in the soil.

The third project, 'Tozeur Eco Palm', is working to set up a new localised irrigation system using a bubbler (a container used to trap and neutralise gases).

Coordinator of the African organisation of entrepreneurship 'Makesense Africa' in Tunisia, Ahmed Ben Ghanem, said that these projects underway have received within the framework of the 'Co-Lab', a grant of 5 thousand euros and scientific and technical supervision, legal support and training on how to access funding.

He indicated that two of the selected projects are located in Tozeur and the thirteenth in Bizerte, out of a list of 150 candidate projects from different governorates of the Republic.

The Demo Day is an opportunity to discover the programme and the CoLab methodology aimed at fostering collaborations for development, to meet innovative project leaders and to discover the consortium of actors that has been built in order to identify potential synergies to be developed.

The aim is also to connect to the ecosystem by meeting stakeholders in the sector of sustainable water management in Agrosystems.

The CoLab programme, launched in 2020 by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Bond'innov and Makesense Africa, with the support of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE), aims to support the development of collaborative ecosystems for the resolution of major challenges in the sector.


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