Anthropized Agrarian Landscape in the Central-west of Tunisia: Attempts to Evaluate the Production’s Systems of Apples-trees Orchards in the Delegation of Sbiba
The delegation of Sbiba is characterized by a specific agricultural stamp; it is the “true oasis” of the Central-west of Tunisia. This study consists in characterizing the agrarian landscape as “a product” of the agricultural systems. On the basis of the apple orchards example, we try to create a reflection on the articulations between material and ideational dimensions of the landscape production through transdisciplinary analysis; spatial and agricultural analysis. The results showed that the systems of production of apple orchards at Sbiba are characterized especially by the micro properties, 65% of orchards superficies are lower than 5 ha, even so, apple's productions remain fairly important (10 t/ha). The perception of the agrarian landscape with the use of the Quotation method shows that this zone is a rural region characterized by its agricultural aspect and an abundance of apple orchards.
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