Anouncement of the program
Educational program on plant production
Herbs and aromatic plant cultivation
Genisea’s Sugar Cane Syrup project
Educational program on animal production
Sheep and Goat farming
Educational program on apiculture
Apiculture at Kastoria and Pella
The innovative Smart Farming Program was designed and implemented by the American Farm School with a donation from AB Vassilopoulos, and in collaboration with Bodossaki Foundation. The Program introduces new technologies in the Greek primary sector and is an important step for the development of high tech farming in our country.
Through the installation of 12 state-of-the-art telemetry devices in selected areas of our country, producers have access to accurate real-time information, mapped, using their computer and and smart devices. In this way, they make informed decisions based on important meteorological and soil parameters.
The selected areas include agricultural products of great importance for the local and national economy. More specifically, the telemetry devices will be installed in:
At a practical level, the Program is expected to benefit about 100-120 producers, while this number will increase significantly with the addition of indirectly beneficiaries through the development of an open data platform.
This pilot program, especially with regard to Smart Farming in kiwi and table grapes, is part of the European S3 high-tech interregional platform, which involves 27 regions from all European Union member states. The results of the program will be a guide for the development of European policy in the agricultural sector after 2020, bringing Greece at the center of developments and Greek producers in a privileged position vis-.-Vis European farmers in this sector.
The project won the Golden Award in the category "Cooperation with Local Producers", in the context of the institution Super Market Awards 2019.
For more information: http://smartfarminginitiative.gr/
The program is implemented through an exclusive grant from the Stavros Niarchos foundation.
Folloe project is a holistic approach to the revival of Agrifood sector in the rural area around Milies village and the assistance to local population regarding their active professional involvement in that sector. At this phase we will conduct the necessary study before proceeding to the implementation of certain measures. The steps for this study include collection of climatic, ground and demographic data, study of the primary sector structure and mapping of crops currently produced in the area and on-site research and interviews with local stakeholders and beneficiaries.
The final outcome will be a documented study of the area including proposals for future actions supporting the revival of agrifood sector in the area.