The agricultural sector is vital to the stability in Tunisia, accounting for about 10.4% of its GDP and employing approximately 15% of the labour force. However, the sector is also highly prone to climate risks and variability: rising temperatures and varied rainfall levels, coupled with increasing extreme events, such as floods and droughts. This threatens the availability and use of water resources for better enhancing agri-food system, which is already negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This situation has somewhat resulted in a lower activity and subsequent losses in employment and income in the sector.
Africultures EO-based services such as the Crop Condition Monitoring coupled with other services namely Seasonal Drought Forecast, Drought Monitoring and Early Warning, etc. could help support the evidence-based decision making by providing crucial information on the Crop Early Warning and the crop water stress in order to guide and optimise decision making at various scales.