CIHEAM Bari is the Italian headquarter of the intergovernmental organization CIHEAM (Centre International de Hautes Études Agronomiques Mediterranéennes), gathering 13 Mediterranean countries.
Established in 1962, CIHEAM Bari is a Center for post-graduate higher education, applied research and development cooperation.
All the activities of CIHEAM Bari concern issues linked to sustainable agriculture at large, such as: food security, poverty reduction, strengthening institutional capacity, efficient use of natural resources, exploitation of agricultural production and productivity, promotion of organic farming, development of sustainable food systems, climate change adaptation, integrated management of coastal areas, women empowerment, fishing and aquaculture.
CIHEAM Bari works in more than 20 Mediterranean, African and Asian countries and has hundreds of partnerships with institutions, academia, civil society and enterprises located in various countries.
Among its assets, CIHEAM Bari has an International Campus located in Valenzano (Bari, Italy) and a seat in Tricase (Lecce, Italy) where capacity building actions are continuously carried out with both in presence and distance learning methodologies.