The CIHEAM is a Mediterranean intergovernmental organization
Founded in 1962, the CIHEAM has been devoted to the sustainable development of agriculture and fisheries, food and nutrition security and rural and coastal areas in the Mediterranean
Education and Capacity Building
The CIHEAM Institutes welcome students, researchers and professionals of various nationalities and offer masters programmes and short specialised courses.
Scientific diplomacy features among the CIHEAM's main missions. This is achieved by the contribution of the organisation to the production of multidisciplinary knowledge through its expertise and the implementation of collaborative research projects.
Mediterra is the CIHEAM’s flagship publication and provides an in-depth analysis of the major challenges related to agriculture, food and rural areas in the Mediterranean.
CIHEAM Ministerial Meetings
Through its Ministerial meetings the CIHEAM contributes to build dialogue between Mediterranean countries on issues related to agriculture and the rural world.
Published every two years, in English and in French, Mediterra is the flagship publication of the CIHEAM. It provides an indepth analysis of the major challenges in the fields of agriculture, food and rural areas in the Mediterranean. Co-published with the FAO, Mediterra 2016 is devoted to triple waste in the Mediterranean (natural resources, food and knowledge). These themes are in line with the CIHEAM Action Plan for the Mediterranean (CAPMED).
Published in 2014, the 14th edition of this report addressed agro-food trade and logistical challenges. In 2012, the Report focused on the Mediterranean Diet as a model for sustainable development in the Mediterranean. Since its modernisation in 2007 and the partnership with a renowned publishing house (Presse de Sciences Po, Paris), Mediterra has managed to involve more than 200 experts with a hundred featured articles in the framework of six reports published during the period. Some editions have even been translated into Arabic, Spanish and Italian. The publication is references and is also freely availabke on the Cairn online publication platform. The publication of Mediterra is led and coordinated by the CIHEAM Headquarters.
Migration and Inclusive Rural Development in the Mediterranean
Zero Waste in the Mediterranean
Logistics and agro-food trade: a challenge for the Mediterranean
The Mediterranean diet for sustainable regional development
Rethinking rural development in the Mediterranean
The future of agriculture and food in Mediterranean countries
Identity and quality of Mediterranean foodstuffs