The EU-funded ORGANIC ECOSYSTEM project held a five-day online training for Competent Authorities. The institution responsible to carry out this activity was the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM) project partner with extensive expertise in this matter and the subjects were taught by top organic-food enthusiasts and experts.
This course aimed at building capacities of Competent Authorities’ staff to empower and back up the skills necessary to ensure surveillance and build trust, develop support policies and subsidies to operators and MSMEs across the Mediterranean region.
After every session, there was time to answer questions and open cross-border debates among the attendees, which were the Ministries of Agriculture of Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia, as well as other competent authorities and key stakeholders in the territories where the project is being implemented.
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.