CIHEAM is a Mediterranean intergovernmental organization which works for improving sustainable agriculture and fisheries, for ensuring food and nutrition security and for developing rural and coastal territories. The organization gathers 13 Member States from both shores of the Mediterranean (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey) and works with several international and regional institutions. Around 170 permanent agents and hundreds of consultants regularly work within the 5 bodies of the Organisation based in Bari (Italy), Chania (Greece), Montpellier (France), Paris (France) and Zaragoza (Spain).

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Av.Montañana 1005 , Zaragoza , 50059 Spain

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Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Agriculture Science and Research
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
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  • We believe that a UNITED MEDITERRANEAN is possible, where sustainable development and territorial cohesion are the seeds of social stability and inclusive growth
  • We support MULTILATERAL COOPERATION in the Mediterranean through specialised training, networked research, scientific diplomacy and political partnerships
  • We are working to contribute to REGIONAL STABILITY, food and nutrition security for the daily life, health of populations, protection of the environment and to an effective access to the job market of the Mediterranean youth
  • We strongly believe in INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE and promote the benefits of DIVERSITY. Several nationalities and religions coexist within CIHEAM. This intermingling of cultures encourages curiosity, tolerance and openness between individuals
  • We also believe in KNOWLEDGE SHARING and in the enhancement of links between knowledge and development needs
  • We develop our actions within an ACCOUNTABILITY framework and they are implemented through a result-based management approach

The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ) is one of the four Institutes of the International Centre for Advanced Agronomic Mediterranean Studies (CIHEAM), together with Bari in Italy, Montpellier in France and Chania in Greece. IAMZ was founded in 1969, offering complementary quality and excellence in international training and cooperation through research project management based on IAMZ’s five fields of expertise: Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Animal Production, Plant Production and Food Technology and Agro-food Marketing. IAMZ has become consolidated as a point of reference for specialized international training in the agro-food sector. It is located on the Campus of Aula Dei, one of the largest and prestigious agricultural science complexes in Spain, strengthening synergies between the scientific community, firms and students.

Who we are

We are a global and committed team of professionals with solid experience in postgraduate training, scientific research and international cooperation in matters related to IAMZ's areas of expertise: Plant Production, Animal Production, Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Food Science, Technology & Marketing.

What we do

Training is a core activity at IAMZ and our approach is international and multidisciplinary. IAMZ offers two lines of training: Master programmes and advanced courses. IAMZ’s training activities have great international repercussion, and each year more than 450 university graduates attend our programmes delivered by over 250 guest lecturers from approximately 80 countries. This is an enriching multicultural experience and a unique opportunity to build international professional and collaborational networks. We currently have a portfolio of 8 MSc programmes (we hold 4 each year). We organize between 10 and 12 short courses every year on cutting-edge scientific and technical issues targeted to professionals.

We are also excellent partners in training, collaborating with universities, companies and other international organisations (OECD, FAO, UN, WTO, EFSA, EC, ICARDA, EEAP, etc.) through research projects and networks to design and tailor courses and training activities according to the needs and objectives of our partners, but mainly to help them disseminate the outcome of their projects and network activities.