ORGANIC ECOSYSTEM: project presentation

This video presents ORGANIC ECOSYSTEM project


  • Intensive and extensive farming methods negatively impact soil fertility, biodiversity, and human health.
  • Organic agriculture offers a sustainable solution but faces hurdles in the Mediterranean region.
  • Inconsistent support policies, limited innovation, and weak value chains hinder its development.


  • The ORGANIC ECOSYSTEM project empowers Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) operating in organic agriculture.
  • It fosters a cross-border agro-food ecosystem, paving the way for the Mediterranean organic sector's growth.
  • This is achieved through new business alliances, innovative value chains, and specialized support to enhance product quality, commercialization, and market access.
  • Jordan, Lebanon, Italy, and Greece served as pilot countries.

Project Details:

  • Co-funded by the EU (90%) with a total budget of €2.4 million under the ENI CBC MED programme.
  • Led by the Jordan Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Six partners and seven associated partners from both sides of the Mediterranean collaborated on the project.


  • Business alliance agreements
  • A cross-border organic strategy for the Mediterranean (here)
  • Farmers and SMEs benefit from free consultancy services. 
  • International and national campaigns raise awareness.
  • Cross-border innovation labs foster collaboration.
  • The Organic Data Base 

Key Takeaways:

  • ORGANIC ECOSYSTEM plays a crucial role in supporting the Mediterranean organic sector's growth and competitiveness.
  • By providing resources and opportunities to MSMEs, it empowers them to thrive in the organic market.
  • Embracing sustainable practices like organic agriculture benefits both the environment and human health.