The Mediterranean Organic Agriculture (MOA) Division promotes capacity development and in-depth knowledge in education and training, and carries out research activities and international cooperation projects, in the frame of CIHEAM’s strategy.
Its main objective is to spread the principles, the lasting values and innovative practices of Organic Agriculture and its potential for sustainable and inclusive development in changing Mediterranean communities and territories.
Through its activities that cover Technical, Institutional, Socio-Economic and Governance aspects, the Division contributes to spread a shared Mediterranean organic identity and a common approach facing the food and agriculture challenges of tomorrow to let this approach be recognized at international level.
Synergies between training/education, applied scientific research and cooperation are capitalized in order to provide tangible answers to current issues affecting Mediterranean agriculture.
Training and education aim at producing innovation in Mediterranean organic agriculture, creating and maintaining sustainability in the farming system, assisting and contributing to national system and policy framework development as well as to market strategy for organic agriculture; they also supply tools and expertise to assess the agricultural, environmental and socio-economic opportunities and constraints of organic agriculture in different Mediterranean areas.
All activities provide a platform for institutions and organizations wishing to cooperate across the Mediterranean. Furthermore, the experience gained can often be transferred to other regions of the world (i.e.: Saudi Arabia, Moldavia).
Research activities and cooperation projects focus on three main areas:
Our multi-disciplinary team can provide training in different languages such as: Arabic, French, English, Italian, Spanish, Albanian and Serbo-Croatian.