Between 2006 and 2013, the Tunisian Association Against Cancer helped 36 tobacco farmers diversify and grow food crops instead of tobacco.
The project financed the construction of wells to improve access to water and fences to help farmers protect their food crops against wild boars. Farmers chosen for the project had to have some level of capital in order to contribute to some of the project costs. Microcredit was provided for the purchase of agricultural inputs for the new crops.
Thus, farmers were able to grow olives and oat as cash crops, whilst increasing acreage of subsistance crops such as potato, onion, tomato, chili and chickpeas. Farmers were also able to consolidate other activities such as livestock farming (e.g. poultry, sheep, cattle).