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23 Mar

The culture of the olive tree in tunisia

Olive groves adorn the great Tunisian Sahel reflections silvery green, covering 57 million feet over a third of the territory. The olive cultivation in Tunisia dates from the eighth century BC. AD, even before the founding of Carthage by Queen Dido. The Phoenicians were the pioneers of olive cultivation in North Africa. The Carthaginians, the time of the prestigious Carthage had made farming a science, and it...

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23 Mar

Tunisia olive wood products

The manufacture and processing of olive wood, the first specialty craft of the region of Sfax, has in recent years a renewed interest shown by the increasing number of artisans. Today, indicators of export to foreign markets are flashing green. During the last 11 months of 2010, furniture, decorative items, art objects and utensils made from olive wood and sold on foreign markets have earned...

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22 Mar

Tunisian handicraft production

The Tunisian handicrafts refers to both an economic and a set of products made byTunisian craftsmen as consumer goods or products to tourists. It employs about 350,000 people, representing 9.7% of the Tunisian workforce, and accounts for 3.8% of GDP and 2.32% of exports (50 million dinars in 2005 and 47.3bound for France). Regions of Nabeul and Kairouan are the first two production centersin the country cottage, the first in the ceramic and the second for carpets.The artisans are represented at the National Federation of craftsmanship that is attached to the employers' organization of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Commerce and Handicrafts.The State intervenes through the National Association of Craft, a public corporationcreated in...