Advancing Tunisia’s Olive oil sector

February 11, 2021

It’s February 2021. The Corona virus pandemic continues to affect all regions of Tunisia. Oussama Belhadi, manager of Olivna, an award-winning organic olive oil producer located in Kef, faces the situation with calm and poise. “Comforted by the support of the Mashrou3i Project, we are navigating our business as best we can through this third…

Promoting Djebba’s traditional products

January 29, 2021

Inspired by the color of the traditional outfits from Djebba, the “Bouhouli” fig variety is easily distinguished by its deep purple skin. Popular in the 17th century, the fig of Djebba has recently experienced a revival thanks to the collaboration of several farmers in the region. At the head of the cooperative is Faouzi Djebbi.…

Gateway to success: the marble industry

January 29, 2021

The marble and stone industry plays an important role in the socio-economic development of Tunisia’s interior. Founded by Mhenni Ben Hammouda in 2014, Ben Hammouda Marbre is a company located in Kasserine specialized in the cutting and shaping of marble. While studying in high school, M’henni Ben Hammouda started working in a marble company. A…

Investing in Zarzis and the region’s workforce

January 28, 2021

From France to Tunisia, how an entrepreneur from Zarzis is investing in his hometown to develop the local industry Mohamed Bouajila is the founder of BMA Equipement, a company specialized in manufacturing of professional catering and ventilation equipment. After living in France for many years, the 37-year old entrepreneur decided to return to his hometown…

Diversification: CREATEX turns a crisis into an opportunity

January 28, 2021

Gafsa Mining Basin to close operations and lay off staff. For Said Rouached, CEO of CREATEX, a company specialized in manufacturing clothes for export, this difficult period was also the trigger to restructure his company. “After the loss of our main client, a global fashion brand based in Italy, we were forced to stop all…

Moez Sellami proves entrepreneurial resilience is key to success with the launch of his eco-friendly packaging firm

December 22, 2020

Siliana represents one of the regions with the greatest potential for a multi-sectoral development in Tunisia. Moez Sellami, an entrepreneur from the region, seized this opportunity by launching “Hannibal Emballages”, a company specialized in the manufacturing of paper packaging for retailers, pharmacies, and food outlets. While the ecological transition has just started in Tunisia, Moez…