✉ News from the CIHEAMSept-Nov 2019
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Meeting with the Jordanian Minister of Agriculture and Environment

17 September, Amman, Jordan
On the side-lines of the 11th meeting of the Mediterranean Organic Agriculture Network (MOAN) held in Amman from 17 to 20 September 2019,  the CIHEAM Bari Director, Maurizio Raeli and the CIHEAM Secretary General, Plácido Plaza, met with the Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Environment of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Mr Ibrahim Al-Shahahdeh. Jordan and the CIHEAM have been developing joint activities for several years, particularly in the fields of research and training.

Partnership Synergies

    French National Institute for Agricultural Research


 20 September 2019, Paris, France

Upcoming collaborations on research and innovation in Mediterranean agri-food systems 

The Secretary General of the CIHEAM, the Director of the CIHEAM Montpellier, the Vice-President of INRA in charge of international policy and the INRA-CIRAD Delegate for International Relations and Director of the Joint Support Research Unit for International Relations exchanged on future avenues of collaboration particularly in the fields of in research and innovation in Mediterranean agri-food systems

  The Center For Mediterranean Integration (CMI-World Bank)

20 November, Paris, France

Working together to tackle challenges of youth empowerment, resilience and development of Mediterranean territories

A working meeting was held at the Headquarters of the CIHEAM in Paris with the CMI to prepare new joint actions, particularly in terms of capacity building, empowerment, and employment for young Mediterranean people, with a focus on resilience issues of territories faced with climate change.

 The European Forest Institute

28 August, Paris, France
Developing synergies on bio-economy, biodiversity and land use in a climate change context
The Secretary General of the CIHEAM met with Marc PALAHI, Director of the European Forest Institute  (EFI) in Paris to discuss and exchange around new areas of collaboration between the two Organisations.

Both active in the areas of research and capacity building, the CIHEAM and EFI are developing synergies to contribute effectively to the development of information, policies and practices on bio-economy, biodiversity and land use in a climate change context.  

Preparing the next Ministerial meeting:



During his recent interventions, the Secretary-General Plácido Plaza recalled the importance of Mediterranean youth and the role they can play in meeting the challenges of food security, adaptation to climate change and rural migration.

He also highlighted the strategic investment to be made in human capital, especially in the most fragile areas. 


International Conference on "Tunisian phytogenetic resources better conserved for future generations"

2-3 October 2019, Gammarth-Tunis, Tunisia

The National Bank of Genes (BNG) along with the CIHEAM Bari organised an international conference entitled "Tunisian phytogenetic resources better conserved for future generations" from 2 to 3 October at the Hotel El Mouradi-Gammarth in Tunis, in the framework of the Tunisian-Italian Technical Cooperation programme on Environment Protection.

First annual meeting of GECO2 EU project on global warming

29-30 October 2019, Bari, Italy

The GECO2 EU project aims to start a voluntary CO2 market dedicated to Italian and Croatian farmers. Funded by the CBC Italy-Croatia Programme for 2.5 million euros, GECO2 joins the fight against climate change to develop a sustainable agricultural and industrial model.

Musical event at the CIHEAM Bari to celebrate the World Food Day 2019


23 November, Bari, Italy

The CIHEAM Bari celebrates the World Food Day 2019 promoted by the FAO on 23 November at Petruzzelli Theatre in Bari with the event: "Concerto per la Terra 2019 - LE NOSTRE AZIONI SONO IL NOSTRO FUTURO. Un'alimentazione sana per un mondo Fame Zero" sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.


Advanced Workshop on Weed Mapping as a Tool in Plant Ecology and Weed Management

16 - 18 September 2019, Chania, Greece

The workshop was organised by the auspices of Agricultural University of Athens and supported by the European Weed Research Society (EWRS) in cooperation with the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and the EWRS Weed Mapping Working Group.



Relaunching Medforval, the Network of Mediterranean forests with high ecological value

3 October 2019, Chania, Greece

Medforval, the Network of Mediterranean forests with high ecological value, has just been relaunched. Eighteen forest sites joined forces to preserve the high ecological value of their ecosystems, that are essential for everyone's survival. Enhancing the collaboration among forest actors in the Mediterranean basin is the key for real change.



2nd Gathering "CIHEAM's Multiculturalism as a Contribution to Personal and Professional Evolvement"

23 August 2019, Chania, Greece

The 2nd CIHEAM Chania Gathering "CIHEAM'S Multiculturalism as a Contribution to Personal and Professional Evolvement" took place on Friday, 23 August 2019 at the International Conference Center of the CIHEAM Chania with great success. More than 140 former students with their families from 33 countries...


Presentation of the Chestnut Project 

26 - 27 October, Elos, Greece

In the area of Elos village a local chestnut festival was organised by the Municipality of Kissamos, the Local Development Company and the Local Cultural Association. During the first day a workshop about "Chestnut" was organized in Limni village. During this workshop, the CIHEAM Chania gave an overview of the chestnut project...


Launching an application to assess the risks of phytosanitary practices

15 October 2019, Montpellier, France

EToPhy web, the first web application to evaluate and control the impacts of phytosanitary products on the applicator's health and the environment, has been launched at the CIHEAM Montpellier in partnership with the R&D company ECOCLIMASOL. The app was recommended by the General Commissariat for Sustainable Development of the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition and by the French Agency for Biodiversity...



The CIHEAM Montpellier welcomes its new students!



16 September 2019, Montpellier, France

The CIHEAM Montpellier staff organised an integration day for the 2019-20 students coming from different Mediterranean countries to present the Institute, its trainings and services, and visit the Campus. The 75 students enrolled in the CIHEAM Montpellier's masters (I3P, GAT, CDV and ECODEVA) have now started their studies.




Workshop "Thinking of rural development in Albania"



8 October 2019, Tirana, Albania

This Workshop was organised in parallel to the Steering Committee of the SmartAL project, a Capacity Building project co-funded by Erasmus+. It has been organized by the CIHEAM Montpellier, in collaboration with the European University of Tirana, the Agricultural University of Tirana and the University Fan S. Noli, Korçë.




DRYARC initiative co-design workshop



8-11 September 2019, Rabat, Morocco

Eight CGIAR centres participated in a co-design workshop to consolidate the key objectives of the DryArc Initiative and define its outputs and outcomes while ensuring integration with global climate and resilience needs.


CIHEAM Zaragoza brings together more than 200 former students from 24 countries for its 50th anniversary

4 - 5 July 2019, Zaragoza, Spain

CIHEAM Zaragoza brought together more than 200 students from 24 countries for events organised in honour of this year's 50th anniversary of the founding of the Institute. In addition to Spain, participants mainly came from Latin American countries, Europe, and North Africa. The event featured Plácido Plaza, CIHEAM Secretary General; Joaquín Olona, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Environment for the government of Aragón; and Javier Sierra, Director of the CIHEAM Zaragoza Institute.

Meeting of the FAO-CIHEAM Networks on Sheep and Goats and Mediterranean Pastures

23 - 25 October 2019, Meknes, Morocco

The first Joint Meeting of FAO-CIHEAM's Networks was organised last October at the National School of Agriculture in Meknes, Morocco. The event was of particular significance as it coincided with the 50th anniversary of the CIHEAM Zaragoza. Secondly, it was the first joint meeting of the FAO-CIHEAM Network for Research and Development in Sheep and Goats (Subnetworks on Nutrition and Production Systems) and the FAO-CIHEAM Subnetwork for Research and Development of Mediterranean Pasture and Forage Resources. Thirdly, it addressed the efficiency and resilience of feed resources and small ruminant production in the light of global challenges in the Mediterranean region.

Upcoming course on statistical tools for plant phenomic data analysis

20 - 24 January 2020, Zaragoza, Spain

In January 2020, the CIHEAM Zaragoza, with the collaboration of the European Plant Phenotyping Network (EPPN2020), will host an advanced course on statistical tools for plant phenomic data analysis in Zaragoza. This course intends to provide participants with information on the different platforms, sensors and carriers used for plant phenotyping as well as the suitable experimental designs and analysis using mixed models. 

Agenda 2019 - 2020 

20-22 NOVEMBER, OPATIJA (Croatia), 1st International conference on practical and theoretical implications of LEADER/CLLD in South-East Europe

23 NOVEMBER, BARI (Italy), Musical Event to celebrate the World Food Day

24 NOVEMBER, MONTPELLIER (France), Visit of 42 students  of the Master "Marketing and Quality Management", from University Cadi Ayyad

19- 20 DECEMBER, PARIS (France), CIHEAM 144th Governing Board Meeting 

JANUARY 2020, MONTPELLIER (France), 5 Lebanese students will be hosted at the CIHEAM Institute during three months

20-24 JANUARY 2020, ZARAGOZA (Spain), Upcoming course on statistical tools for plant phenomic data analysis



Mediterranean Organic Agriculture Network - Report 2019. 

Madzaric S., Al Bitar L., Bteich M.R., Pugliese P. (eds.) (2019). Valenzano: CIHEAM Bari

Assessment of a smartphone application for Real-Time Irrigation Scheduling in Mediterranean environments. Saab M. T. A., Jomaa I., Skaf S., Fahed S. and Todorovic M. (2019). Water, 11(2): 252.

First molecular identification and characterization of Spiroplasma citri, the causal agent of citrus stubborn disease in Algerian citrus groves. Drais M. I., Abou Kubaa R., Ghezli C., Varvaro L, Djelouah K. (2019). Journal of plant pathology, 10(3): 783-783.

Household food waste in Montenegro. Berjan S., Mrdalj V., El Bilali H., Velimirovic A., Blagojevic Z., Bottalico F., Debs P., Capone R. (2019). Italian journal of food science, 31: 274-287.

Impact of agroecological practices on greenhouse vegetable production: Comparison among organic production systems. Ciaccia C., Ceglie F.G., Burgio G., Madzaric S., Testani E., Muzzi E., Mimiola G., Tittarelli F. (2019). Agronomy, 9(372): [16].

CIHEAM Montpellier 

Mapping paddy rice using Sentinel-1 SAR time series in Camargue, France. Remote Sensing, 11/04/2019, vol. 11, n. 7, p. 1-16. Bazzi H., Baghdadi N., El Hajj M., Zribi M., Ho Tong Minh D., Ndikumana E., Courault D., Belhouchette H. (2019).

ClimaVista - EToPhy web : un outil pour gérer l'impact des pratiques phytosanitaires agricoles sur la santé de l'applicateur et l'environnement. In : GFP (France). Congrès du Groupe Français des Pesticides 2019 : recueil des résumés. Poitiers (France) : Editions du GFP. p. 96-97. 49. Congrès du Groupe Français des Pesticides : Pesticides et Transition Agroécologique : Enjeux et Avancées, 2019/05/21-24, Montpellier (France). Communication par affiche : résumé étendu et poster. Caubel J., Nembrot I., Arredondo S.J., Bromblet L., Ramarohetra J., Gabriac D., Louvet S., Boulanger J.-P., Mghirbi O., Fabre J., Mandart E., Le Grusse P. (2019).

The challenges of transparency in the cereal markets in the Mediterranean: what roles for the public and private sectors? Montpellier (France) : CIHEAM-IAMM. 4 p. (MED-Amin Policy Brief, n. 3). CIHEAM. (2019).

ECOWASTE4FOOD project: cases for food waste reduction at city and regional levels in the EU. In : Närvänen E., Mesiranta N., Mattila M., Heikkinen A. Food waste management: solving the wicked problem. Cham (Suisse) : Palgrave Macmillan. p. 389-414. Féret S. (2020).


Functional Quality, Mineral Composition and Biomass Production in Hydroponic Spiny Chicory (Cichorium spinosum L.) Are Modulated Interactively by Ecotype, Salinity and Nitrogen Supply. Front. Plant Sci., 30 August 2019. Chatzigianni, M., Ntatsi, G., Theodorou, M., Stamatakis, A., Livieratos, I., Rouphael, Y. & Savvas, D. (2019).

Preserving Ecosystem Services via sustainable agro-food chains. International Journal on Food System Dynamics, Vol 10, No 3. Baourakis George and Mattas Konstadinos. (Eds) (2019)

Operational Research in Agriculture and Tourism - New Technologies and Innovations, Book Series Cooperative Management, Springer International Publishing AG. Baourakis George, Evangelia Krassadaki, Matsatsinis Nikolaos, Constantin Zopounidis, (2019) (Eds)

Sustainable food chains and ecosystems in a changing world, Cooperative Management. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. Mattas Konstadinos, Henk Kievit, van Dijk Gert and Baourakis George (Eds) (2019) 

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