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EU funds €900,000 project to promote aquaponics in Italy and Tunisia

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
17 July 2021, at 4:00am

A €900,000 project to promote aquaponics in Italy and Tunisia has been launched this week.

Called Celavie, the Italian-Tunisian cooperation project has been funded by the European Union, as part of the ENI Italy-Tunisia Cross-border Cooperation Program.

It will be coordinated by the regional consortium for applied research and experimentation (Coreras). The other partners involved in the implementation of the project are the University of Sfax, the National Research Council (CNR), the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries (UTAP), Green Future and the Association of the Continuity of Generations (AGC).

A successful aquaponics facility in the Bahamas
A successful aquaponics facility in the Bahamas

© Austin Stankus, FAO

According to a press release from the European Food Agency, Celavie aims to support the agriculture and aquaculture sector, in particular in inland Sicilian and Tunisian territories, through process and product innovations according to aquaponics technology. This combines the production of animals and aquatic plants in a single system.