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

  • Hayet Ilahi University of Sousse
  • Islem Saadaoui University of Sousse
  • Christopher R. Bryant University of Montreal
  • Hichem Rejeb University of Sousse
Keywords: Landscape, apple orchards, agrarian system, production of landscape, perception of space

Abstract

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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Author Biographies

Hayet Ilahi, University of Sousse

Doctoral Candidate, ISA-IRESA, University of Sousse, TUNISIA

Islem Saadaoui, University of Sousse

Doctoral Candidate, ISA-IRESA, University of Sousse, TUNISIA

Christopher R. Bryant, University of Montreal

Professor, Department of Geography, University of Montreal, CANADA

Hichem Rejeb, University of Sousse

Professor, ISA-IRESA, University of Sousse, TUNISIA

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Published
2014-06-19
How to Cite
Ilahi, H., Saadaoui, I., Bryant, C. R. and Rejeb, H. (2014) “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”, ABC Journal of Advanced Research, 3(1), pp. 37-46. Available at: https://i-proclaim.my/journals/index.php/abcjar/article/view/57 (Accessed: 22November2019).
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