Monday 5th December 2016, 12.30-13.30h, Sheikh Zayed Centre

Launch of the Joint CIHEAM-FAO Publication Mediterra 2016

Mediterra 2016

In the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) and FAO (signed on 23 October 2015), the organizations have developed, for the first time ever, a joint CIHEAM-FAO Edition 2016 of Mediterra. Published every two years in English and in French, Mediterra is the CIHEAM’s flagship publication. This joint edition of Mediterra is entitled “ZERO WASTE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: Natural Resources, Food and Knowledge”. The overarching theme is waste of natural resources, food and knowledge and ways to fight scarcities. The report is linked to green growth, sustainable development and food security and nutrition challenges in the context of the 2030 Development Agenda.

To launch the joint CIHEAM-FAO Edition 2016 of Mediterra and to foster discussion among governments and other relevant actors on the innovations and inclusive policies needed to respond to the challenges faced by the Mediterranean region, particularly in terms of the triple wastes related to natural resources, food and knowledge.

Responsible office:



English, French and Spanish



Welcome and opening address by Jose Graziano Da Silva, FAO, Director-General


Address by Cosimo Lacirignola, CIHEAM, Secretary-General


- Aziz Darghouth, Institut Tunisien de Recherche et de
  l’Enseignement Supérieur Agricole, President

- Nora Ourabah-Haddad, FAO, Representative to the
  Sultanate of Oman

- Sébastien Abis, CIHEAM, Principal Administrator


Interactive discussion with audience


Conclusions and closing


Other Publications:

Renewed partnership between FAO and CIHEAM
(Signed on 23 October 2015);

CIHEAM-FAO Edition 2016 of Mediterra

Twitter hashtag:

#CL155; #Mediterra