Managing natural resources and adapting the Hezma regions to climate change.

The ADESM project addresses the issue of soil and water conservation (SWC) in Hezma, a rural area of southeast Tunisia known for olive growing but subject to ever-more arid climate conditions.

Working with farmers, the association aims to resolve a conflict of use: conserving soil and water resources, improving farming operations and increasing rural populations’ income to have them support and adopt SWC initiatives. To do this, it will assist families in developing catchment areas, working the land, planting, increasing irrigation, and creating and restoring majels and fesguiya. Watch their project in their video:


Project budget: €10,000


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The project is being implemented and financed as part of the TransCap programme coordinated by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) and financed by the General Directorate of Cooperation of the Balearic Islands. The TransCap programme aims to consolidate the role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) amidst the current challenges posed by environmental conservation and sustainable development in Morocco’s and Tunisia’s Mediterranean communities.