Founded in 1962, the CIHEAM is a Mediterranean intergovernmental organization 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 the Headquarters based in Paris.
The CIHEAM collaborates with several international and regional organizations.
Mr Mohammed SADIKI is the President of the CIHEAM Governing Board and Mr Plácido PLAZA is the Secretary-General of the CIHEAM.
Based in Paris, the Headquarters coordinate, facilitate and implement the actions conducted by the different bodies of the CIHEAM.
It consists of a number of eminent figures appointed for a period of 4 years by the Governing Board. They are "chosen, in particular, from among members of establishments for higher education in agriculture and of agricultural research institutes" (article 5.1 of the 1962 Agreement). It gives its advice on issues submitted by the Governing Board.
Advisory Board members elected during the 141st Governing Board meeting of the Organisation (December 2018) :
President of the Advisory Board: Mr PAPADOPOULOS Apostolos (Harokopio University of Athens, Greece)
Our organization has crossed the last five decades without losing view of the ambition of stronger cooperation in the Mediterranean.
Since 1962, we work for bringing together people and ideas