A benchmark document, published by CIHEAM since 1999, the Annual Report reflects developments in agriculture in all Mediterranean countries and provides policy makers with food for reflection and discussion as well as a decision support tool.

It is also a forum where the principle issues and events marking the development of Mediterranean agricultural and food systems can be presented, analysed and reviewed. The report is normally the subject of annual meetings, where participants discuss the analyses with a view to reaching a common understanding of the determining factors in Mediterranean agriculture and food.