Poll confirms popular support for Saied decisions

President Kais Saied still enjoys popular support from the electorate, with a recent poll showing 81% of Tunisians are favourable to the extension of the suspension of the Tunisian Parliament and the withdrawal of parliamentary immunity for MPs. The poll was conducted by Emrhod Consulting and commissioned by Business News and Attessia TV. Saied decided to suspend parliament on 25 July for 30 days, then he extended the suspension on 23 August “until further notice”. However, 55% of those surveyed said they are worried about the future of the country.…

Tunisia plants seeds of hope against climate change

Tunisian farmers are turning to the past to ensure a future by planting indigenous seeds as the North African country suffers at a time of drought, disease and climate change. Traditional seeds come from a genetic heritage best suited to the environment, said Maher Medini, from Tunisia’s National Gene Bank, which promotes the development of sustainable agriculture in the country. “They are reservoirs of genes hundreds, if not thousands of years old,” Medini said, adding that the seeds are more resistant to the ever-growing dangerous impacts of global warming. Climate…