17 January 2018
Passing away of Cosimo Lacirignola, Secretary General of the CIHEAM and dedicated advocate of cooperation in the Mediterranean
Staunch advocate of cooperation in the Mediterranean and of North-South dialogue, since 2013 Cosimo Lacirignola was Secretary General of the CIHEAM, an intergovernmental organization founded at the behest of Ramón Esteruelas Rolando in 1962 and headquartered in Paris (France). Cosimo Lacirignola graduated as an agricultural engineer and began his professional career in the European Commission before becoming head of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari from 1987 until 2016. This institute is one of the 4 CIHEAM Institutes which, together with those in Zaragoza (Spain), Montpellier (France) and Chania (Greece), make up one of the main agro-food cooperation networks in the Mediterranean.