Tunisia-Japan: project to create agricultural training centre in Bargou inaugurated
25/02/2021 18:27, TUNIS/Tunisia
(TAP)- A project to create an agricultural training and women support centre in Bargou, Siliana, was inauguared Thursday as part of a Japanese donation amounting to 214, 564 dinars to local projects contributing to human security.  

About 160 women in Siliana will be the project recipients each year. The project consists of  the fitting out of a workshop of  equipment of a cheese factory, plant distillation and  jam making, the Japanese embassy said. 

Recipients will access training in agricultural processing with cheese production, jam making, distillation of  aromatic or medicinal plants at its heart  

The  project, which will benefit CHAANBI association for the promotion of small trades and handicrafts, will help cut the unemployment rate and increase rural women's income.

"Japan has the firm conviction that women have a huge potential in society. It is important to foster an environment where they can demonstrate their abilities. Society will grow more dynamic and the economy will expand," the embassy said.

The Japanese donation geared towards  local projects contributing to human security was first established in 1996 in a bid to help local communities and non governmental organisations meet in an effective way development needs, even when projects are small.

Recipient organisations are NGOs, local communities, primary and  secondary schools and healthcare facilities. 132 projects were carried out so far, the embassy said.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Ambassador Shinsuke Shimizu and President of CHAANBI association Taoufik SAOUDI.
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