TUNISIA: Culinary Route of Sfax Olive Oil Initiative Launched
Last Updated on March 18, 2023 by Favour Emmanuel
- The project is aimed at diversifying the travel options provided in the area.
- It is part of the Sustainable Tourism Promotion project.
Under the project “Tounes Wijhatouna,” sponsored by the German cooperation GIZ up to TND 153 thousand, the Tunisia Olive Association organized an information day on the launch of the Culinary Route of Sfax Olive Oil initiative.
The culinary route of Sfax olive oil was launched in 2020 in partnership with the European Union and the Association Tunisia Olive with the intention of diversifying the travel options provided in the area, according to Neziha Karati Kammoun, project director and vice president of the Association Tunisia Olive.
According to Association President Faouzi, the establishment of the culinary route project will take place over a 10-month period with the goal of promoting the tangible and intangible cultural legacy of olive oil and the Sfax region’s culinary traditions based on olive oil. He added that the route will also exhibit the handicrafts related to the olive tree and its wood, making it the first of its kind.
The Culinary Route Sfax Olive Oil is also part of the Sustainable Tourism Promotion project which is a partnered effort of the European Union and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development under the ‘Tounes Wijhetouna’ programme. The programme was implemented by the GIZ Tunisia in collaboration with the Tunisian Ministry of Tourism.
Through immersive culinary experiences, the Sustainable Tourism Promotion project aims to introduce travelers to various regions of the nation through flagship products like cheese, harissa, olive oil, or dates.