Quelle alternative pour le développement des zones défavorisées en Tunisie?
New Medit, vol 7, n. 1, (March 2008), pp. 38-44
Jel classification: R580, Q180
Southern Tunisian regions benefited from several projects and programs of agricultural development demonstrating the determination of authorities to develop these discriminated regions. These projects are set up in the framework of the integrated rural development programme that aims at giving an impulse to the economic activity in the region and at managing its resources in a sustainable manner. Despite these actions, several dry regions are still isolated even though they are characterized by a very important wealth that can be enhanced. The innovation and the enhancement of this local wealth seem an interesting and essential solution for the development of these difficult areas. The region of Béni Khédache, in the South-East, is actually an example of these discriminated regions, confronted with several difficulties to follow the development pace but characterized by a very rich local wealth. This work aims at showing that the enhancement of the local heritage by local stakeholders can promote the sustainable development of these areas, from en economic, social and even environmental point of view. This local enhancement can be seen as an alternative for the development of this region.