Boosting cross-border Organic Ecosystem through enhancing agro-food alliances

Agriculture puts a lot of pressure on the environment. Soil fertility, biodiversity and human life are all negatively impacted by intensive and extensive farming. There is no doubt that organic agriculture is a great solution to achieve food safety and security as well as environmental sustainability. However, organic agriculture is still relatively underdeveloped in Mediterranean countries. Main shared challenges are inconsistent or lacking support policies from national/local governments, low innovation capacities, limited knowledge of sustainable farming practices, and a weak value chain where MSMEs operate in a disaggregated way.

ORGANIC ECOSYSTEM is a EU-funded project within the ENI CBC MED programme, which aims at reducing these obstacles and make the MSMEs operating in organic agriculture more competitive and better integrated. The project intends to establish a cross-border agro-food ecosystem which will set the ground for the development of the Mediterranean whole organic sector. This will be encouraged through new business alliances, creation of innovative value chains, and specialized support provided to MSMEs to increase the quality and the commercialization of products and their capacities to access to new markets.

18th November 2021

15:00 - 16:30


Boosting cross-border Organic Ecosystem through enhancing agro-food alliances

The project’s team will:

  • Discuss the state of the organic agriculture in the region, especially in the project territories: Italy, Jordan, Greece and Tunisia.
  • Present the different tools developed in the project.
  • Share next steps and milestones like the Organic Living Labs

Salvador Illa

Ministry of Health, Government of Spain (Special Guest Speaker)

Enric Mayolas

Consulting Director, World Health Management (Moderator)

Gonzalo Fanjul

Policy Director, Institut Salut Global

Chakib Abouzaid

Secretary General, General Arab Insurance Federation

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