The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ) is one of the four Institutes of the International Centre for Advanced Agronomic Mediterranean Studies (CIHEAM), together with Bari in Italy, Montpellier in France and Chania in Greece. IAMZ was founded in 1969. University offering complementary quality and excellence in international training and cooperation through research project management based on IAMZ’s five fields of expertise: Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Animal Production, Plant Production and Food Technology and Agro-food Marketing. IAMZ’s training activities have great international repercussion, and each year more than 450 university graduates attend our programmes delivered by over 250 guest lecturers from approximately 80 countries. AMZ promotes and coordinates cooperative research programmes in order to facilitate the collaboration between experts belonging to research teams from CIHEAM member countries and other European and non-European countries. The general objective is to analyse the problems affecting Mediterranean agriculture, aquaculture, natural resources and the environment, carrying out a joint search for results and enabling the exchange of results by harmonising methodology and applied techniques.