Tunisia - MIC-TAF Grant for the preparation of the project of "Office de Développement Sylvopastorale du Nord-Ouest de la Tunisie (ODESYPANO)"

Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Jan 2021
Signature Date 02 Jun 2021
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 43042
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 122,500
Status Implementation

Project General Description

This operation concerns a grant not exceeding UA 122,500 from the Technical Assistance Fund for Middle Income Countries to the Republic of Tunisia for the preparation of the feasibility and development study of the North West Mountainous Area (Governorates: Beja, Jendouba, Siliana, Kef and Bizerte). The new project for the sustainable and inclusive development of the mountainous areas of North-West Tunisia to be prepared by this TAF/IPR grant, will contribute to improve the performance of the agricultural sector in Tunisia. Indeed, in order to prepare the PDDI-ZMNO project, specific and complementary studies are needed to analyse the feasibility of the project from different angles to promote the achievement of the assigned objectives. This study will be carried out by international technical experts with a proven qualification in order to ensure a good quality at the entry of the project. The proposed studies will assist Tunisia in the preparation of a new investment operation which the Tunisian Government has requested, namely the financing by the Bank of the project for sustainable and inclusive development in the mountainous areas of North-West Tunisia. This project is one of the Government's priorities. It is also listed in the Bank's Country Strategy Paper for Tunisia (2016-2020). From the date of notification by service order for the start of the study, the duration of the study is fixed at 9 months.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the proposed study is to support ODESYPANO in the formulation of the funding proposal to put in place a comprehensive, inclusive and sufficiently dynamic development process that enhances the value of resources and improves the competitiveness of agricultural and forestry products of the ZMNO to enable them to better integrate into the regional and national economy. The study consists in identifying the different actions allowing a harmonious and sustainable development of the project area by governorate (05 governorates: Beja, Jendouba, Kef, Siliana and Bizerte). It should lead to the establishment of files to be presented to the African Development Bank for the financing of the project.


The project is expected to benefit mainly the Government of the Republic of Tunisia through the “Office de Développement Sylvopastorale du Nord-Ouest (ODESYPANO)”.

Participating Organization

Middle Income Countries Fund
Office de Développement Sylvopastorale Nord-Ouest- ODESYPANO


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-AB0-005
Last Update 09 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name GALLALA Mohamed Wissam Eddine
Email w.gallala@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia
Coordinates Location Name
36 9.33333 Gouvernorat de Siliana
36.08333 8.75 Gouvernorat de Kef
36.66667 8.75 Gouvernorat de Jendouba
36.66667 9.25 Gouvernorat de Béja