Development of potato cultivation in Tunisia – Towards environmentally friendly sustainable potato cultivation

ICI-Tunisia

Start day

01.09.2013

End day

31.12.2018

Goals

Potato cultivation in Tunisia faces several biotic and abiotic stresses that are responsible for about 30-50% losses in yields. To overcome phytopathogen infection, Tunisian farmers use high amounts of chemical pesticides. Water management is also a constant problem for cultivation. The proposed project aims to develop sustainable techniques for tuber seed production chain from the potato hybrids having improved tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses.

Outputs

Procurement of improved laboratory equipment, Results from bioactive compounds of potatoes, Conference abstract