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Integrated Reforestation Project (Tunisia)


Titre : Integrated Reforestation Project (Tunisia)

Pays : Tunisie

Date : 2000

The forest area in Tunisia, which was around 1.25 million hectares at the beginning of the 20th century, decreased to 368 thousand hectares by the mid-1950s due to natural disasters and accelerated deforestation. The forest area has since recovered to 843 thousand hectares through reforestation, but further efforts are necessary. Considering the fact that most of Tunisia’s land consists of a semi-arid region, it is urgently necessary to continue the reforestation efforts in order to prevent soil spill (erosion ?) and preserve the environment.
This project covers four regions, namely Uedobarubara region of Jenduba prefecture, Sidienbarack-Nesfa region of Beja prefecture, Umjedor region of Kasleen prefecture, and the southern region Kefu of Kefu prefecture. The project aims to 1) improve forest conditions (forest maintenance, rehabilitation of the forest ecosystem, preservation of water and soil) and develop infrastructure necessary for these improvements ; and 2) promote development in the forestry sector (regional improvement, research, human resources development, and forestry management). Upon completion, the project is expected to contribute to sustainable utilization of forest resources, improvement in economic and social living conditions for the local residents, preservation of the ecosystem, and preservation of water and soil.

The proceeds of the loan will be applied to purchase necessary goods, civil engineering works, and consulting services (coordination work, and research and planning support) for the project.

Organisme d’exécution : Direction Générale des Forets, Ministère de l’Agriculture

Montant du prêt : Amount (million yen) 4,080

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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