Established in 1962,
the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) is a Mediterranean intergovernmental organization composed of 13 Member Countries (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, and Türkiye).
It operates through its
4 Institutes based in Bari - CIHEAM Bari - (Italy), Chania - - (Greece), Montpellier - CIHEAM Chania - (France), and Zaragoza - CIHEAM Montpellier - (Spain), and the Headquarters - CIHEAM Zaragoza , based in Paris. CIHEAM SG
The CIHEAM Action Plan
All the activities of the CIHEAM are based on a
bottom-up collaboration approach and are PROBLEM-SOLVING oriented, in relation to the specific needs of the countries.
The CIHEAM's missions are structured around
4 pillars of development and divided into 15 thematic priorities.
The CIHEAM Strategic Agenda 2025 and its Action Plan aim to implement the United Nations
, in the Mediterranean in specific fields. Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development
15 Thematic Priorities
Protecting the planet “by struggling against triple waste"
Sharing knowledge and defending traditional know-how
Managing natural resources and energy (water, soil, forests, energy, biodiversity, sea...)
Reducing agricultural losses and food waste throughout food chains
Food security and nutrition "by boosting sustainable agriculture and food"
Promoting the Mediterranean diet
Enhancing agro-ecological practices
Improving food safety and quality
Increasing access to food
Inclusive development "by investing in new generations and fragile territories"
Youth employment and life-long learning
Development of rural and coastal regions
Gender equality and participation of vulnerable groups
Emergence of smart rural territories and of inclusive agriculture and fishery models
Crises and resilience "by contributing to tensions management"
Population mobility and migrations
Climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions
Animal and plant health