Collaborative Action for Handicraft Exports (ACEA) project by FHI 360: Northwest Cluster Meeting

Congratulations to Family Health International (FHI) 360 for completing their first event in the framework of the Collaborative Action for Handicraft Exports (ACEA) project funded by the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.

The ACEA Project is promoting a collaborative system for the promotion of handicraft essential oils, dedicated to natural extracts in Northwest Tunisia.  The first working group meeting of the cluster initiative took place in Ain Draham on March 13th and gathered 70 participants representing key components of the essential oils value chain such as producers, public structures, researchers and civil society.  There was a clear sense from the meeting that stakeholders are hungry for a careful, analysis-driven but action-oriented process with clear goals and an inclusive approach.  We look forward to more success in the development of the local essential oil sector.