About us

The Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fishing is a national trade union and development organization,  interested in the agricultural and fishing fields throughout the territory of the Tunisian Republic.

Our historical background

  • The Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries is a founding member of the Maghrebian Farmers Union, a professional coalition which brings together agricultural organizations from the five Maghreb countries and their permanent headquarters in Tunisia.
  • The Union is also a founding member of the General Union of Arab Farmers and Agricultural Cooperatives.
  • The Union currently chairs the African Agriculture Organization.
  • The Union is also a member of the Board of Directors of the World Farmers Organization (OMA)
  • The Union also maintains relations of cooperation, friendship and fraternity with a number of its counterparts from agricultural organizations in allies countries (Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq , Kuwait, Yemen, France, Italy, Canada …). )
  • The Union also has contacts with some international and regional organizations linked to the agricultural field, such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Fund for Agricultural Development, and has also cooperative relations with the representative of the European Union in Tunisia.

UTAP is considered as an active social party that participates to the country’s development process. It is part of many national committees and councils related to the agriculture and marine fisheries field. It also plays the best trade union role thanks to a balanced structure which combines the role of supervision and mobilization of its basic, local and regional structures, as well as the role of specialized development embodied in the sectoral and specialized universities in which it works for professional and technical progress through more than 120 regional universities and 20 national sectoral and specialized universities.

Thanks to its geographical extension and its sectoral diversity, the union was able to spread throughout the territory with more than 220 local federations, 24 regional federations and more than 850 unions.

“The National Union president and his treasurer cannot assume the same responsibility for more than two consecutive parliamentary sessions, nor exchange tasks at the end of these two sessions.”

Central structures

The Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries is a structured organization in which each of its components plays an essential role.
The central structures of the union are:

The National Executive Office is the supreme executive body of the Union. It is composed of the president of the federation and twenty-three (23) members elected by the Central Board from their own members, 

The president of the union is elected by the elected members of the central council, the heads of regional unions and the executive officers of national unions. In case one of  the candidates does not obtain a percentage greater than …

  It is the highest authority between two conferences and it has a certain number of powers represented in the election of its elected members, the election of the President of the union and the executive office …

The National Convention is the supreme body of the union and enjoys the broadest influence and powers, within the limits of the country’s constitution and laws, to define the direction of the union, its objectives and its actions and to regulate its systems.

The Central Council elects from among its members, elected to the National Conference and the non-members of the National Executive Office and the heads of local federations the National Committee for Financial Supervision composed of five members.

During its meetings, the Council of Entities examines the sectoral concerns of the different agricultural seasons.

Of its attributes

1- Monitor the activities of the structures of the union, coordinate their activities and control them.

2- Set the agenda for the Central Council.

  It is the highest authority between two conferences and it has a certain number of powers represented in the election of its elected members, the election of the President of the union and the executive office …

It is made up of the entire National Union, at the heart of which is a union of women farmers and specialized sectoral universities of a purely professional nature which help the executive office to have …

The Central Council elects from among its members, elected to the National Conference and the non-members of the National Executive Office and the heads of local federations the National Committee for Financial Supervision composed of five members.

And the farmer remains the solution

Quality of organization and modernization

In May 2017, the federation obtained the ISO 9001 quality certificate from the National Institute of Standards and Industrial Property, to be the first national trade union organization to obtain this certificate. This after a number of central administration departments fulfilled all the conditions related to functioning of the quality system mentioned and the establishment of mechanisms to maintain it and define evaluation and monitoring indicators.

Stay in touch

(2019) 71 806 800

(2016) 71 809 181

contact@utap.org.tn

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