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Visit of Minister Samir Taïeb at the CIHEAM Headquarters

24 January 2017 - 24 May 2017

Meeting with Tunisian Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr Samir TAÏEB, CIHEAM Paris, 24 January 2017

Tunisian Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr Samir TAÏEB, visited the headquarters of the CIHEAM in Paris on the 24 of January  2017 to meet Cosimo Lacirignola, Secretary General of the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) in order to discuss the activities of the Organisation in Tunisia. The meeting focused on the current state and perspectives of cooperation ties between Tunisia and the CIHEAM especially in the field of training but also on the organisation of the next Ministerial Conference of the CIHEAM that will be held in Tunisia in 2018

Key data

  • Tunisia is a member of the CIHEAM since 1985.

  • The enrolment of Tunisian students in courses offered by the 4 Institutes of the CIHEAM (on average 60 Masters scholarships are granted each year to students from Tunisia).

  • The next Ministerial Conference of the CIHEAM will be held in Tunisia in 2018.

CAPMED: Cooperation projects with Tunisia

1. Protecting the planet by struggling against triple waste

ERANET Med (October 2013 - September 2017, EU funding).

MED-SPRING "Mediterranean Science, Policy, Research & Innovation Gateway" (February 2013 - January 2017, EU funding).

2. Food security and nutrition by boosting sustainable agriculture and food

NEMO : Cross-border rural coastal communities development in Mediterranean countries (CIHEAM-Bari, June 2014 - December 2016) and NEMO I-II (lthe case of Medenine).

3. Inclusive development by investing in new generations and fragile territories

GeMalSa "Enhancing gender mainstreaming for sustainable rural development and food security actions" (CIHEAM-Bari, completed at the end of November 2016, funded by the Italian Cooperation for Development): set up of an integrated platform, training, exchange of best practices.

Emploi-Sud (CIHEAM-Montpellier, EU funding 2014-2017): contributing to the creation of jobs in the sectors of agriculture and handicrafts at the Governorate of Medenine by promoting the integration of young people and rural women in the regional economy, the creation of new agricultural and rural services...

Support to the implementation of the ENPARD-South (CIHEAM-Montpellier, Funding, DG EU Neighbourhood 2015-2017). 

SIMRA (Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas) (CIHEAM- Zaragoza, March 2016 - March 2020) 

4. Crises and resilience by contributing to tensions management

ACLIMAS "Adaptation to climate change of Mediterranean agricultural systems" (CIHEAM-Bari, EU funding, completed in December 2015)

CLIMASOUTH "Support to the mitigation and adaptation to climate change in the Southern region of the ENPI" (CIHEAM-Bari, 2013-2016, UE funding)

MED-Amin (Mediterranean Agricultural Markets Information Systems):  Establishment of a permanent mechanism for the exchange of information and best practices on the development of national grain reviews. The fourth plenary meeting of the network took place in Tunis in December 2016 with the support of ONAGRI and the Tunisian Grains Council.

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