Established in 1962, the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) is a Mediterranean intergovernmental organization composed of 13 Member States (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Türkiye).
It operates through its 4 Institutes based in Bari (Italy), Chania (Greece), Montpellier (France) and Zaragoza (Spain) and the Headquarters based in Paris.
As a key player in multilateral cooperation in the fields of sustainable agriculture and fisheries, food systems, coastal and rural development, its mission revolves around four main objectives:
|Protection of the planet by combating all forms of waste: waste of natural resources, |
food waste and waste of knowledge and know-how
|Food and nutrition security by boosting sustainable agriculture and food systems|
|Inclusive development by investing in new generations and fragile territories|
|Prevention of crises by managing tensions and working for the resilience of communities|
CIHEAM strives to achieve these objectives through education and capacity building, networked research, cooperation and technical assistance and political dialogue.
Cooperation is essential for CIHEAM, which collaborates with more than 50 countries, several regional and intergovernmental organizations, and more than 600 universities and research centres.