Founded in 1962, the CIHEAM is a Mediterranean intergovernmental organisation devoted to the sustainable development of agriculture and fisheries, food and nutrition security and rural and coastal areas.
It is composed of 13 member States (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey) and operates through its 4 Institutes based in Bari (Italy), Chania (Greece), Montpellier (France) and Zaragoza (Spain) and a General Secretariat based in Paris.
The CIHEAM collaborates with several international and regional organisations.
We believe in a UNITED MEDITERRANEAN where the sustainable development of agriculture, food security and territorial cohesion are the seeds of social stability and inclusive growth.
We promote MULTILATERAL COOPERATION through specialised training, networked research, scientific diplomacy and political partnerships.
We contribute to REGIONAL STABILITY, food and nutrition security, health of populations, the protection of the environment and increased access to the job market of youth.
We strongly believe in INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE and DIVERSITY. Several nationalities and religions coexist within the CIHEAM.
We believe in KNOWLEDGE SHARING and the enhancement of links between knowledge and development needs.
We promote POLITICAL DIALOGUE through the organisation of meetings of the Agricultural Ministries of our member States.
We develop our actions within an ACCOUNTABILITY framework and implement them through a result-based management approach.