Tunisia increasing export of geothermally grown tomatoes


Source: Agrikol

The North-African country of Tunisia likely does not come to mind if one thinks of geothermal energy and utilisation of geothermal resources. With its low enthalpy resources, the use of geothermal energy in Tunisia is limited to direct-applications located primarily in the southern part of the country.

However, geothermal early crops in the governorate of Gabes, on the coast of the Mediterranean sea, reached 14 thousand tonnes until June 2018, against 9,700 tonnes in the same period of last year.

Among these products are mainly tomatoes of very good quality exported to the European markets and the Gulf countries, said Amel Ghiloufi, head of plant production at the Regional Commission for Agricultural Development in Gabes.

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