Founded in 1962, the CIHEAM is a Mediterranean intergovernmental organization devoted to the sustainable development of agriculture and fisheries, food and nutrition security and rural and coastal areas.

It is composed of  13 member states (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey) and operates through its 4 Institutes based in Bari (Italy), Chania (Greece), Montpellier (France) and Zaragoza (Spain) and the Headquarters based in Paris.

The CIHEAM collaborates with several international and regional organizations.

Texts of Constitution of the CIHEAM

For further information on the missions: CIHEAM Action Plan for the Mediterranean CAPMED 2025


Our structure 

Mr Mohammed SADIKI is the President of the CIHEAM Governing Board and Mr Plácido PLAZA is the Secretary-General of the CIHEAM. 


The Governing Board

Consisting of one representative from each of the 13 member States, the Governing Board is the managing and decision-making body.
Representatives of the OECD and the Council of Europe sit ex officio on the Board in an advisory capacity.
The President is elected by a 2/3 majority for a period of 4 years. He is assisted by Vice-Presidents elected for the same period through the same voting procedure

MEMBERS OF THE CIHEAM GOVERNING BOARD

President of the Governing Board

          

 

Mr Mohammed SADIKI 

(Morocco)

Vice Presidents and Delegates

    

Mrs Saida Zouggar

(Algeria)

    

Mrs Valérie Baduel

(France)

                            

Mr Charalambos Kasimis (Greece)

  

Mr Teodoro Miano

(Italy)

Delegates

Mr. Irfan TARELLI

(Albania)

        

Mr Mohamed Soliman 

(Egypt)

                  

Mrs Wafaa AL-DIKAH HAMZE

(Lebanon)

Mr Justin ZAHRA

(Malta)

 

                               

                                   

Mr Nuno FIGUEIRA BOAVIDA CANADA

(Portugal)

                              

Mrs Maria José Hernández Mendoza

(Spain)

                

Mr Mahmoud Elies HAMZA

(Tunisia)

Mr Nihat PAKDIL

(Turkey)

 

 


The Headquarters

Based in Paris, the Headquarters coordinate, facilitate and implement the actions conducted by the different bodies of the CIHEAM.

The Mediterranean Agronomic Institutes

The 4 Institutes CIHEAM BariCIHEAM ChaniaCIHEAM Montpellier, and CIHEAM Zaragoza conduct most of the CIHEAM's educational, research and cooperation activities.


The Advisory Board

It consists of a number of eminent figures appointed for a period of 4 years by the Governing Board. They are "chosen, in particular, from among members of establishments for higher education in agriculture and of agricultural research institutes" (article 5.1 of the 1962 Agreement). It gives its advice on issues submitted by the Governing Board.

Advisory Board members elected during the 141st Governing Board meeting of the Organisation (December 2018) : 

President of the Advisory Board: Mr PAPADOPOULOS Apostolos (Harokopio University of Athens, Greece)

  • Mrs SINFORT Carole (Montpellier SupAgro, France)
  • Mrs GHAOUTI Lamiae (Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, Morocco)
  • Mr MALORGIO Giulio (Universita di Bologna, Italy)
  • Mr GARCIA AZCARATE Tomas (Institute of Economics, Geography and Demography, Spain)
  • Mr ABDEL-HAMID Maher Abdel-Mohsen (Cairo University, Faculty of Agriculture, Soil Science Department, Egypt)
  • Mr SENSOY Suat (Yuzuncu Yil University, Turkey)

It all began in 1962...

Our organization has crossed the last five decades without losing view of the ambition of stronger cooperation in the Mediterranean.

Since 1962, we work for bringing together people and ideas

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