CIHEAM Montpellier

Established in 1962, the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) is a Mediterranean intergovernmental organisation composed of 13 Member States (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey).

It operates through its 4 Institutes based in Bari (Italy), Chania (Greece), Montpellier (France) and Zaragoza (Spain) and the Headquarters based in Paris.

As a key player in multilateral cooperation in the fields of sustainable agriculture and fisheries, food systems, coastal and rural development, its missions revolve around four main objectives:

  • Protection of the planet by combating all forms of waste: waste of natural resources, food waste and waste of knowledge and know-how;
  • Food and nutrition security by boosting sustainable agriculture and food systems;
  • Inclusive development by investing in new generations and fragile territories;
  • Prevention of crises by managing tensions and working for the resilience of communities.
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