Kasserine: Italian cheese production in Majel Bel Abbes | Tunisia News Gazette

Kasserine: Italian cheese production in Majel Bel Abbes

No fewer than 17 rural women in Majel Bel Abbes (governorate of Kasserine) make Italian cheese under the project “RI-Eco de Femmes” (project to strengthen and improve the quality of products and marketing of Women’s cooperatives in the governorates of Sidi Bouzid and Kasserine).

Launched in 2016 in Kasserine, this project contributed to the creation of stable income sources for 42 rural women from Ain Zayen localities in Sbiba (near Jebel Mghila) and El Oussaya (located at the foot of Mount Samama in Sbeitla), from El Khadhra City of Sbeitla and from the delegation of Majel Bel Abbes.

The beneficiaries of the programme have started the marketing phase of their products. In addition to the 17 women who make Italian cheese at Majel Bel Abbes, 15 produce carpets at El Khadhra in Sbeitla, 10 practice rabbit breeding at Oussaya, and 12 make honey production as part of a project Group between Ain Zayen in Kasserine and Talla Souaissia in Sidi Bouzid.

“RI-Eco de Femmes” is funded by the Italian region Bolzano Alto Adige and carried out GVC (Gruppo di Volontariato Civile), the Tunisian Network of Social Economy (RTES) and the Ministry of Agriculture.

It aims to improve the status of rural women, promote the solidarity economy, create micro-projects and assist in marketing the production.

“RI-Eco de Femmes” is the continuation of the project to strengthen the empowerment of rural women in Tunisia and Morocco funded by the European Union and carried out in Tunisia by GVC since 2012.

Source: TAP News Agency

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