The PAMPAT 2 project represents the follow-up phase of the PAMPAT 1 project that has been implemented between 2013 and 2019 by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in collaboration with the Tunisian Ministries of Industry and Agriculture. The project had a budget of 5 million CHF and was funded by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of the Swiss Confederation (SECO).
The PAMPAT 1 approach focused on the development of agro-industrial value chains, the promotion
of origin-linked quality labels and the implementation of a collective communication and marketing plan in order to ensure sales of regional products both on national and international markets.
The final independent evaluation of PAMPAT 1 highlighted the pioneering role that the project has played in the promotion of the agroindustrial value chain approach in Tunisia. The evaluation also confirmed that PAMPAT 1 has played an important role in putting the topic of origin-based food products into the spotlight, in particular thanks to the preparation of the first Tunisian mapping of local products.
During phase 1, project activities have focused particularly on the valorization of Tunisian harissa with the Food Quality Label Tunisia, the Djebba Fig with a protected geographical indication and the organic prickly pear, as well as on the set-up of the biennial Tunisian Contest of Typical Food Products.