Governance of irrigated areas in north-central Tunisia
vendredi, 27 mars 2015
/ Evelyne Gauthier
 IOWater is involved with the Canal de Provence Company in technical assistance to the General Directorate of Rural Engineering and Water Use (DGGREE) of the Ministry of Agriculture for the sustainability of irrigated areas in five Governorates in central and northern Tunisia.
This project, which consists of an institutional support to Agricultural Development Groups (ADG) in Tunisia, is financed by ”AFD” with a contribution from the French Rhone-Mediterranean- Corsica Water Agency.
IOWater is contributing in the assessment of Public Irrigated Areas (PIA) by carrying out field surveys, involving Agricultural Development Groups (ADG) and the Directorates of the Regional Agricultural Development Commissions (RADC), and more specifically in the organization of participatory workshops in which stakeholders talk about problems and difficulties they encounter.
Workshops were held in the fall of 2014 :
The analysis of technical, organizational and governance difficulties encountered on the PIAs concerned should lead to an assessment of needs and to a capacity building program including awareness raising, the training of trainers, professional managers, technicians and managers, which will be implemented during the second year of the project.