Tunisia: value of private agricultural investments approved until end August up 40.7%

Private agricultural investments approved until the end of August 2022 reached a value of 383.2 MD against 272.3 MD during the same period of the previous year, thereby increasing by 40.7%, the Agency for the Promotion of Agricultural Investment (APIA) said on Wednesday.

In number, the approved investments amounted to 2014 investment operations against 1949 operations in 2021, up 3.3%.

Compared to the 2016-2020 development plan, private agricultural investments posted a 19.6% decrease in number and a 17.2% increase in value.

These investments will generate 2,142 permanent jobs, compared with 2156 over the same period in 2021.

They are distributed at the rate of 230.5 MD for the agriculture sector, 33.9 MD for the fishing sector, 18.3 MD for the aquaculture sector, 48.8 MD for the services sector and 51.6 MD for the primary processing sector.

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