The NPP-SOL project (PRIMA section 2) launches a call for a service provider in support for Work package 1’s implementation

Posted on December 1st, 2023

Term of reference for a service provider in support for the work package 1‘s implementation

NPP-SOL (Modelling and technological tools to prevent surface and ground water bodies from agricultural non-profit source pollution under Mediterranean conditions) is an awarded project under the PRIMA Programme “Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area”, Section 2 (Projects funded by Participant States), – Multi-topic 2022 – Topic 2.1.1 RIA (Prevent and reduce land
and water salinization and pollution due to agri-food activities).
The general objective of NPP-SOL is to prevent diffuse pollution of water resources due to NPS
agricultural pollutants under the Mediterranean soil and environmental conditions, according to the
objectives of the new Green Deal and Farm-to-Fork strategies. NPP-SOL will integrate site-specific
best management practices for improving soil, water, fertilizers and crop management with sitetailored and affordable-costs technologies for preventing natural bodies pollution. Common to all the
adopted methodologies-technologies will be their sustainability and economic efficiency, and their
adherence to circular economy approaches.
CIHEAM Montpellier participates in this project as a partner and is the leader and the co-leader for
different work packages (WP) within the project.

Description of the work package and tasks

Under NPP-SOL’s Work Package 1 for which CIHEAM-IAMM is the leader, different tasks will be undertaken in the objective of:
− Settling of the project Stakeholders-Researchers Hub and of the four living hubs of the four case studies (Italy, Spain, Morocco and Israel)
− Defining the stakeholders’ entities driven advices and guidelines to develop of Modelling Tool (MT) in the WP4.
− Identifying Scaling Up and Scaling Out opportunities of the site-specific best management practices and pollution-preventing technologies.
To assure the quality of these tasks’ implementation, a sub-contracting third party (herein after service provider) is needed to support CIHEAM-IAMM team.

Submission deadline and selection procedure

The deadline for the quotation and proposal submission is the 18th December 2023 at 12 pm (Paris
Proposals should be submitted in English by email with the subject “NPP-SOL WP1 service
provider proposal” addressed to:
Hatem BELHOUCHETTE, NPP-SOL Scientific Member: 
Georgios KLEFTODIMOS, NPP-SOL Scientific Member:
Aybike Bayraktar:

🔎  Here is the Term of reference.


Posted on November 24, 2023

CIHEAM-Montpellier is happy to announce its upcoming ” Geopolitics and Foresight in the Mediterranean ” Day, a not-to-be-missed event taking place on November 29.

This day will be a great opportunity to explore the geopolitical dynamics and prospective projections of the Mediterranean region, led by renowned experts.


8:30am – 12:30pm: Join us for a captivating talk by Mr. Pierre Blanc, geopolitics expert at Bordeaux Sciences Agro and Sciences Po Bordeaux. Editor-in-chief of the renowned magazine “Confluences Méditerranée” and author of several books dedicated to the Mediterranean, his latest book “Géopolitique et Climat”, published in 2023, will be at the heart of his presentation. Mr. Blanc will explore with depth and expertise the geopolitical issues linked to agriculture, water, territories, and climate in the Mediterranean region.

2pm to 3:30pm: We’ll have the honor of welcoming Mr.Denis Lacroix, Delegate for Foresight at the French Institute for Research on the Sea (IFREMER) and Vice-President of Plan Bleu. He brilliantly coordinated the elaboration of the MED-2050 scenarios. His presentation will focus on essential prospective perspectives for the future of the Mediterranean.

This captivating, knowledge-rich day will be streamed online for maximum accessibility to an engaged audience. To take part in this enriching event, please register here.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exceptional day of knowledge-sharing and essential exchanges!

INVITATION CAFÉ DOC “A la rencontre des forêts méditerranéennes” AT CIHEAM-MONTPELLIER ON 07 DECEMBER 2023

Posted on November 24, 2023

Don’t miss our meeting with Jean Bonnier and his latest book “A la rencontre des forêts méditerranéennes” on 07 December 2023 from 12:45 to 14:00.

Forty years of testimonies on Mediterranean forests

  • Jean BONNIER (Agronomist) Former student at IAMM (1962-1963) and Agro de Montpellier (1959-1962) Founding member of Forêt méditerranéenne (1978), General Secretary until 2002 and currently Honorary President


  • Magali MAIRE (Forestry Engineer) Special advisor to the Director of CIHEAM Montpellier

>> her publications

  • Omar BESSAOUD (Expert in Mediterranean agricultural and rural policies) Former teacher-researcher at CIHEAM Montpellier Associate correspondent at the French Academy of Agriculture

>> his publications

  • Location : CIHEAM Montpellier, Mediterranean Documentation Centre, basement of Bât B


Mediterranean forests are unique, determined by a climate that is totally original in the world, with a hot, dry season around summer and a cold, more or less wet season around winter. They may sometimes consist of nothing more than scrubland or maquis shrubs, but it is they that provide us with our daily natural surroundings and so many amenities that we now call systemic services. The forests of the Mediterranean region are one of the world’s hot spots for biological diversity. They structure the areas in which the lives of our contemporaries are played out and developed, without them always realising their importance, their multiple values and their complexity, their dynamics, the services they provide and the need for their management.

Bonnier J. (2020). A la rencontre des forêts méditerranéennes: quarante années de témoignage. Paris (France): Les Impliqués Editeur. 307 p.

If you would like to register, please contact

 “Call for Paper: Strategies of Digitalization and Sustainability in Agrifood Value Chains”

Posted on Novembre 20, 2023


Isabelle Piot-Lepetit and Fatima El Hadad-Gauthier are the editors of a special research topic entitled: Strategies of Digitalization and Sustainability in Agrifood Value Chains in the Journal Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, section Agricultural and Food Economics.

The topic of this special issue is to explore the setting up of strategies related to the digitalization and the sustainability of both developed in the agrifood value chains, as for the moment it has not very often been investigated.

The contribution can cover one, a few, or all the segments of an agrifood value chain.It can also investigate several agrifood value chains.

Frontier’s articles achieve international visibility as it is highly visible and cited across the World (The 3rd most-cited publisher in 2022). Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems currently has an Impact Factor of 4.7 and a CiteScore of 5.2. Within this Journal, the Agriculture and Food Economics section has just been launched, and this special issue will be the first to be published in this section.

This special issue is a great opportunity to promote your work and publish on your research projects, so please do not hesitate to consider it to publish your work!

The main expected thematics are:

  • Sustainable strategies implying digital technologies and solutions
  • Management issues of sustainable agrifood value chains implied by digitalization
  • Contingencies related to the strategies of digitalization for sustainability
  • Organizational changes, network impacts and supply chains arrangements
  • Digital innovations for traceability and transparency issues
  • Links between the strategies of digitalization for sustainability and market dynamics
  • Role and impacts of legal and institutional arrangements on these strategies

🔎 If you want to know and read more about the Topic you can find all the informations needed through this link :


🔎 If you want to submit a manuscript, please upload it on the Journal Website.

A non-mandatory abstract can be submitted whenever ready, while the manuscript is expected at the latest the 30th of April 2024.

“Field Surveys in Qsarnaba Village: A Collaborative Experience in Agricultural Development and Environmental Modeling”

Posted on November 16, 2023

Students of the DATEM Master’s program “Développement Agricole Territorial, Environnement et Modélisation” carried out field surveys in the village of Qsarnaba in the Baalbek Hermel commune in Lebanon.

The students conducted five days of interviews with farmers and cooperatives.

The students were supervised by Salem Darwich, Roza Chenoune, and Ahmed El Fakih. A great experience for the students, despite the generally difficult climate, and an excellent collaboration between CIHEAM Montpellier and the Faculty of Agronomy at the Lebanese University, which has now lasted for over 10 years.

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The CIHEAM Montpellier receives the Erasmus+ Good Practice Label for its Mobility Project with three Albanian Universities

Posted on November 13, 2023

The CIHEAM Montpellier receives the Erasmus+ Good Practice Label for its Mobility Project with three Albanian Universities.

Posted on November 13, 2023

As part of an International Credit Mobility project (2020_2023) involving a consortium comprising three Albanian universities: the Agricultural University of Tirana, the European University of Tirana, and the Fan S Noli University of Korce, CIHEAM Montpellier has been awarded the Erasmus+ Good Practice Label for its high-quality commitment to the European Erasmus+ program in education and training!

This recognition highlights CIHEAM Montpellier’s dedication, along with its Albanian academic partners, mirroring similar efforts deployed with other partners such as Morocco, Lebanon, and Egypt.

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Agricultural University of Tirana
European University of Tirana
Fan S Noli University of Korce