Tunisia has been selected to host the 2024 Organic World Congress, an event organized every three years by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), the state-run news agency TAP reports.
Tunisia garnered a total of 60 votes, or 32% of all electronic votes cast by IFOAM affiliates for its bid.
IFOAM for its congresses brings together 2,500 organic stakeholders, farmers, researchers and citizens to address issues of resilience, societal transformation, ecosystem regeneration, health and food sovereignty.
The North African country is first in the world in terms of area dedicated to organic agriculture and organic olive growing. The country is top of the list of exporters of organic products in Africa, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
Tunisia last year established its first agency to promote organic agriculture.