The DICA Onlus Association, leader of the project, in partnership with the Association Méditerranéenne Pour le Développement en Tunisie (Arndt), Agence de Promotion des investissements Agricoles (APIA) – the Direction and Institution North South Center ,announces that on February 1 2017 the activities of the project "work, social and solidarity economy for young farmers and ranchers of Sidi Bouzid in Tunisia", are going to start. The project was funded by the Tuscany Region inside of the invitation International Cooperation - Simple plan - Year 2015.

The project proposal is a response to the problem of unemployment of young people under the governorate of Sidi Bouzid: the project will enable to start a pilot program for the promotion of social economy in agriculture, breeding farming and milk production.

The project will take place in one of the least developed area of the Country , that, as we already said, is affected by high rates of unemployment among the young (15.7% in Tunisia, with the highest rate of 40% during the governorate of Sidi Bouzid). Moreover, the area is characterized by a lack of integration between livestock and agricultural production which has a negative impact on the productivity of the land.

Last, young people do not have acquired enough expertises, needed to allow them to enlage business and income.

The project will last 18 months and it will be structured into two phases: first a class for 15 young people living in Sidi Bouzid, aimed to  the management of a company “Muttele”- Mutualité sociale agricole - MSA, and second the real implement of a MSA aimed to manage agriculture, farming, production and selling of milk.

The expected results are the increment of youth employment in agricultural, livestock and milk production, and the creation of an integrated production system including forage production, cattle breeding and milk production, through the purchase of 4 cows milk.

An important project, which aims to improve the way of life not only of the 15 people directly involved, and their families, but also the entire city of Sidi Bouzid and agricultural and economic production induced and to strengthen and expand cooperation between the Pisa area and the city of Sid Bouzid to new horizons.


For a detailed description of the project visit the "Cooperation projects".