NATAE (Fostering Agro-ecological transition in North Africa through multi-actors design, evaluation and networking) is a newly awarded project under the Horizon Europe programme.
The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier (CIHEAM Montpellier), one of the four institutes of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), is an intergovernmental organization whose mission is the development of higher education and lifelong learning, research and cooperation in the Mediterranean area. Within the scope of the NATAE project, CIHEAM Montpellier offers a position of Public Policy Expert.
- Starting date: ideally July 3, 2023;
- Contract duration: fixed term contract of 10 months (40 weeks);
- Location: Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier
Closing date of the call for applications: June 11, 2023
NATAE (Fostering Agro-ecological transition in North Africa through multi-actors design, evaluation and networking) is a newly awarded project under the Horizon Europe programme. Based on a multi-actor and interdisciplinary approach, this four-year project will generate new insights for assessing practices that are inspired by agro-ecology in a multidimensional way and at multiple scales (from production systems to territory and value chains). The aims are to identify, evaluate and eventually promote the best observed and experimented combinations of practices inspired by agro-ecology in North Africa (i), and to set up a Mediterranean agro-ecological network for knowledge exchanges and advocacy at regional level (ii). The approach is based on Multi-Actor Labs (MALs), as territories that are anchored in specific agro-ecosystems of North Africa. Production of scientific data and analyses in the field of agronomics, sociology and economics will inform on the potential for agro-ecological transition in the region. NATAE will support the co-creation and co-learning with multiple actors in MALs as well as concrete policies by informing largely with the opportunities provided by an agro-ecological transition perspective. It will also organize the capitalization and transfer of generated knowledge to education and extension. NATAE will further develop an Atlas platform on the performance of practices inspired by agro-ecology with regards to the farms, the landscape and the food systems.