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Discover the richness of Tunisian flavors through its flourishing agri-food industry. From sweet dates to quality olive oils, immerse yourself in a world of delights with passion and tradition. Explore how Tunisian ingenuity and know-how transform local products into world-renowned culinary masterpieces. Place your investments in the first African country to be recognized Organic by the European Union.

The renaissance of the Tunisian agri-food industry

Since Magon Barca, the author of the precious manuscript, passing through Ibn Shabbat, Tunisia has always benefited from a favorable ground for agriculture. These emblematic figures have transmitted an ancestral knowledge in the management of natural resources, in particular water, which has lasted through the centuries. This historical heritage, imbued with profound wisdom, continues to inspire and nourish the Tunisian agri-food industry. Today, the agri-food industry in Tunisia is experiencing spectacular growth, propelling the country on the world stage. This rapid transformation reflects the commitment of the sector to innovate, meet international standards and create a sustainable footprint.

  • 1st world exporter of dates in 2019.
  • 1st rank in terms of the surfaces of organic olive groves.
  • 2nd largest producer of olive oil in the world.
  • + 1,050 companies actively contributing to the economy.
  • + 77,500 direct jobs that strengthen the labor market.

At the heart of this success, the Tunisian agri-food industry is distinguished by the quality of its production. The signs of quality and origin guarantee the excellence of the products, while the presence of a Tunisian Ecolabel reinforces environmental standards. As the only exporter of organic olive oil to the EU, Tunisia plays a leading role in promoting organic farming.


Ibrahim MEDINI

Agri-Food project manager
(+216) 70 241 528

More than one reason to invest in agribusiness in Tunisia

A world leader

Tunisia is asserting itself as an undisputed agricultural power, rising to the highest positions in the world in several fields. Its commitment to quality and respect for the environment positions it at the top of international rankings.

  • 1st World exporter of dates (2019): Tunisia proudly holds the title of first world exporter of dates, testifying to the exceptional quality of its production.
  • Leader in organic olive trees: ranked 1st for the area of organic olive groves, Tunisia is actively engaged in sustainable agriculture and respectful of the ecosystem.
  • 2nd World producer of olive oil: Tunisian olive oil production occupies the second place on a global scale, highlighting the excellence of its terroir.
  • 2nd African exporter of organic products to the EU: Tunisia confirms its leadership as the second African country exporter of organic products to the demanding European Union market.
Human treasures

The agri-food sector in Tunisia shines with its exceptional human capital, reflected in its engineering schools and its globally recognized educational system. With nine French educational institutions and privileged access to the Canadian, British, American and Italian educational systems, Tunisia trains leading professionals in the field.

  • Engineering schools: The country has renowned engineering schools, offering specialized programs to train high-level engineers in the food industry.
  • Internationally renowned educational system: nine French institutions strengthen the quality and expertise of human capital in the Tunisian agri-food sector.
  • Training center in agriculture: specialized centers in agriculture guarantee continuous training and adapted to the needs of the sector.
  • Business incubators: The 28 business incubators create an environment conducive to the emergence of innovative companies, thus stimulating entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector.
Leader in Africa

The agri-food industry in Tunisia is resolutely committed to excellence inof compliance with standards. This rigorous approach ensures the quality, safety and conformity of the products throughout the production chain.

  • Private certification and control bodies: Private : Strong partnerships with independent bodies strengthen the certification process and guarantee the reliability of the products.
  • 64 research laboratories: research centers equipped with the latest technologies, dedicated to innovation and continuous improvement.
  • 270 dedicated research units: specialized teams work on projects dedicated to process optimization and the development of new technologies.
  • International collaboration: Tunisia promotes collaboration with international partners to exchange good practices, adopt the latest technological advances and strengthen the competitiveness of the agri-food sector on a global scale.

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