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CIHEAM Bari Institute

CIHEAM Bari is the Italian headquarter of the intergovernmental organization CIHEAM (Centre International de Hautes Études Agronomiques Mediterranéennes), gathering 13 Mediterranean countries.

Established in 1962, CIHEAM Bari is a Center for post-graduate higher education, applied research and development cooperation.

All the activities of CIHEAM Bari concern issues linked to sustainable agriculture at large, such as: food security, poverty reduction, strengthening institutional capacity, efficient use of natural resources, exploitation of agricultural production and productivity, promotion of organic farming, development of sustainable food systems, climate change adaptation, integrated management of coastal areas, women empowerment, fishing and aquaculture.

CIHEAM Bari works in more than 20 Mediterranean, African and Asian countries and has hundreds of partnerships with institutions, academia, civil society and enterprises located in various countries.

Among its assets, CIHEAM Bari has an International Campus located in Valenzano (Bari, Italy) and a seat in Tricase (Lecce, Italy) where capacity building actions are continuously carried out with both in presence and distance learning methodologies.

CIHEAM Bari enjoys the privileges of extra-territoriality granted to international organisations by the Republic of Italy. The building of CIHEAM Bari campus started in 1970 near Valenzano. The current headquarters were inaugurated on 27 October 1972.

CIHEAM Bari Campus “COSIMO LACIRIGNOLA” facilities

Wi-Fi Coverage

Free Wi-Fi service is available across the entire CIHEAM Bari campus. Password will be provided.

Medical Service

Two doctors grant the medical service from Monday to Friday in the medical cabinet – Building B (Figure 1) as follows:

  • Dr. Francesco Giotta (Monday and Thursday from 05:00 to 07:00 PM)
  • Dr. Giuseppe. Lonero (Wednesday from 11:00 to 12:00 AM and Friday from 12:00 to 01:00 PM)

For any medical emergency, please note that an ambulance is always present at CIHEAM Bari. Moreover, you can always address the doorkeeper if you need help/assistance.

How to reach CIHEAM Bari

By car

From the motorway take the Bari Nord exit and follow the signs to the ring road (Tangenziale), towards Brindisi-Lecce. On the ring road, take exit N. 13B towards Taranto (S.S.100), after about 4 Km turn right towards Valenzano, at the Capurso-Valenzano exit. At Valenzano, turn right at the first roundabout towards Bari. At the third roundabout turn left towards Ceglie. CIHEAM Bari is 500 m ahead on the right. 

By train

From Bari Central Station

  • take a Taxi. CIHEAM Bari has an agreement* with taxi companies ‘NUOVA CO.TA.BA.’ and “APULIA TAXI”
  • catch bus N. 4 from the nearest stop (Corso Cavour). Its terminus is at CIHEAM Bari.

By plane

From Bari-Palese Airport “Karol Wojtyla”:

  • use the new railroad from the airport (“Aerostazione” station) to the Bari central station (“Bari Centrale”) and then catch bus N. 4 from the nearest stop (Corso Cavour). Its terminus is at CIHEAM Bari.
  • take a Taxi. CIHEAM Bari has an agreement* with taxi companies ‘NUOVA CO.TA.BA.’ and “APULIA TAXI”
  • use the shuttle bus service from the airport to the Bari central station and then catch bus N. 4 from the nearest stop (Corso Cavour). Its terminus is at CIHEAM Bari.