Problèmes fonciers et agriculture périurbaine dans le grand Tunis: mutations foncières et stratégies des agricultures
New Medit, vol 7, n. 1, (March 2008), pp. 58-64
Jel classification: Q150, R520
Over the last forty years, Tunisia has witnessed profound transformations in its territory architecture as result of a significant population growth and socio economic and cultural developments. These changes have resulted in a strong and continuous flow of urbanization. Such phenomenon is strengthened by the concentration of economic activities, employment and income opportunities in the coastal areas. In such situation, the peri-urban agriculture is facing harsh and heavy pressure both on water and land resources due to the increasing urbanization that jeopardizes its future. Farmers’ responses to these changes are diverse. Besides small peasants there are farmers who are able to satisfy the land and water resources demand by upstream markets and the cities food demand by downstream markets. This paper aims at addressing the future of these two farming categories in relation to the above-mentioned constraints and to other constraints imposed by the markets and by the future governmental decisions.
urban pressure, peri-urbanization, urban development, land problems, peri-urban agriculture, great Tunis