Tunisia, especially in the targeted area, is going through a complex post-revolution and transition phase, characterized by an hard economic launch and a security condition worsening.

Rural areas are the most poorest and the feminization of poverty is an evident fact. Although after the Revolution numerous social cooperatives, even feminine ones, have been established, these are still struggling to develop in the long term and achieve real autonomy, failing to exploit their potential. The project aims to strengthen the management, production and marketing capabilities of women's social cooperatives, already launched through a previous EU-funded program implemented by GVC, which enabled the first cooperative groups. The start-up phase was about the implementation of micro-projects of local economic development, while this new planning phase is therefore considered strategically decisive to strengthen small cooperatives for social purposes, in addition to the Zero hunger sovereignty and the preservation of territorial products and cultures.