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Kebili: Strategy for promotion of geothermal crops.

24/04/2019 16:14, KEBILI/Tunisia

(TAP) - A strategy to promote geothermal crops is being developed by the Technical Centre for Protected and Geothermal Crops (French:CTCPG), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, CTCPG Director General Mohamed Sadok Bel Kadhi told TAP, focusing on increasing demand for early crops in foreign markets.

It was on the sidelines of the 6th regional day of geothermal cultures held on Wednesday in Limaguess (delegation from Kebili-nord).

Geothermal crops in the Kebili region, which currently cover 75 ha, are "in clear decline", according to the head of the crop production district of the Regional Commission for Agricultural Development (CRDA), Ahmed Abdeddaiem.

The region has moved from first to second place nationwide in early production. However, 60% of the farmers in the country are concentrated in Kebili, where there is a large agricultural land base and a vast hot water table, says the same source.

The official at the CRDA points out that farmers in Kebili have small farms created as part of social projects. This makes it impossible to introduce modern techniques, develop production and open up to foreign markets.

Geothermal cultivation began in the region, in 1984, precisely in Limaguess, to extend to other areas of the governorate such as Dbabcha, Estaftimi, Saidane, Jemna, El Faouar, Douz and Bazma.

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Date:Apr 24, 2019
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