ORGANIC ECOSYSTEM organises a meeting on how to build alliances on organic agriculture in the Mediterranean
A hybrid press conference will be organized on the 6th of June 2023 to communicate to the international press the advances of this pioneering initiative on organic agriculture, which is backed by the EU and key stakeholders from Jordan, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, and Greece.
This action started in the frame of “ORGANIC ECOSYSTEM” an EU-funded project of 3 years duration and almost 2.5 million euros in budget. The main objective of this project is to set up a Mediterranean network where different actors work together, exchange knowledge and implement actions at an international level.
The initiative counts on the involvement of partners such as the Ministry of Agriculture of Jordan, Lebanon, Greece, and Italy, multiple chambers of commerce, and innovation and agronomic centers such as CIHEAM. In addition to an extensive network of companies, certification bodies, and NGOs across the Mediterranean.
We believe that organic agriculture has the potential to transform the Mediterranean region and create a positive impact on the environment and the economy. In fact, the organic area in the Mediterranean has been steadily increasing in recent years, with a growth rate of 6% in 2022. By supporting organic farming, we can ensure that the land remains healthy and productive for generations to come. Organic farming is seen as a promising avenue for sustainable agriculture and rural development, and several initiatives and policies, such as ORGANIC ECOSYSTEM project, have been implemented to support its growth.
- Build on MOAN's vision but on a more business-oriented approach. Implementing and boosting business alliances among the project pilot countries Jordan, Italy, Lebanon, Greece, Spain, and Egypt.
- Development of Cross-border Strategy for organic agriculture in the Mediterranean
- A pool of 50 experts that provide free consultancy services for farmers and SMEs in Arabic, English, French, Italian, and Greek.
- Extensive international campaigns to promote the Organic Mediterranean Diet in Europe and beyond.
- 1st Organic agriculture EU-funded project in Lebanon since 2000.
We cordially invite you to attend this press conference to share specific details about the advances, challenges, and solutions we discovered in this 3-year project.
The conference will be held on the 6th of June from 1pm to 1.45pm (Lebanon) - 12 pm to 12.45 pm (CET) via Zoom and at Grand Kadri Hotel in Zahle, Lebanon.
Kindly register on this link to attend online.
More information: www.enicbcmed.eu/projects/organic-ecosystem
Contact info: Diana Truyol, ASCAME, email@example.com