The International Forum of Dates and Palm Trees second edition will be held on November 21-22 in Tozeur on the theme “Towards the Development of a Sustainable Value Chain.”
The international forum seeks to spotlight the challenges of date palm cultivation and the need to promote all value chains of dates and derivatives, TAP reports.
The event also seeks to serve as a space for meetings and exchange among all operators, promote oasis agriculture and create economic dynamics in the region.
The forum is meant for professionals, public and private decision-makers in agriculture, services and industry and startups active in the value chain of dates and derivatives and designed to the needs of national and international buyers, industrialists and producers, the same source said.
The event is organised by the Confederation of Tunisian citizen enterprises (French: CONECT) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).
With more than 5 million palm trees and 200 species, Tunisia is the first exporter of dates (598 MTD in 2018). The Agriculture Ministry’s forecasts project production will hit a record of 340,000 tonnes this year against 289,000 tonnes in 2018 and 305,000 tonnes in 2017.