On 10 February, the EU-funded ORGANIC ECOSYSTEM held the second stakeholders meeting to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the organic industry value chain in the Mediterranean.
During this meeting, the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM Bari), a world-renowned institution in this field, introduced the “Strategy for Organic Agriculture in the Mediterranean”, an action plan developed in the frame of the project that gathers the main challenges and opportunities for this sector nationally and regionally.
ORGANIC ECOSYSTEM project aims at reducing the obstacles for the development of organic agriculture 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.