Tunisia’s agricultural system is central to the stability of the country, but it is also extremely prone to climate risks such as droughts and reduced or more variable rainfall. It is predicted that agricultural yields from key crops like wheat and olives will decline. These climate risks on Tunisia’s agricultural and wider food system can lead to socioeconomic instability and potentially cause security risks. Furthermore, these risks can have knock-on effects that cross national borders, sectors and systems.
In this video, Hanne Knaepen introduces her paper, which analyses the challenges to Tunisia’s capacity to adapt to climate risks in the agri-food system, and the possible knock-on effects this will have on Europe.