Project coordinator Florence JACQUET
Manager Fatima El Hadad-Gauthier
The International Centre for Advanced
Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) was founded
under the aegis of the OECD and the European Council
on May 21, 1962, as a result of an agreement between
the governments of seven southern European countries:
Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Turkey.
CIHEAM gradually opened up to other countries of the
Mediterranean Basin beginning in the eighties. Currently,
the Centre numbers thirteen member countries: Albania,
Algeria, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon,
Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia, Turkey.
The Centre operates as a networked
training, research and development co-operation centre.
CIHEAM has four Mediterranean Agronomic Institutes:
Montpellier MAI (France),
The Montpellier Institute is specialized
in agricultural economics, rural development and food
policies. The Institute develops training, research
and cooperation activities :
Research staff involved in
Dr. Jacquet works on
European agricultural policies. She also participates
in the CAPRI team. She has been involved in research
work regarding the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. Dr
El Hadad-Gauthier is a specialist
in commodity systems analysis and strategies with special
emphasis on fruit and vegetables' sector in the Mediterranean
countries. Dr. Tozanli specializes
in the study of the agri-food chain with special emphasis
on the strategies of the main players in food processing
and food retailing. She will work on the characterization
of the agricultural production, processing, distribution,
and retail systems in Mediterranean countries. Dr.
Lerin works on international markets and the
Mediterranean region. Dr. Ilbert is
a specialist in regional and international negotiations.
Dr. Petit is Professor in the Economics
and Social Sciences Department of the National Agronomic
Institute in Paris. He is also affiliated with CIHEAM/IAMM.
He has published extensively on both European and US