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Agriculture

Greece's Dysfunctional Import and Export System Spends Millions to Import Goods the Country Already Produces

There are staggering new figures that showcase Greece's dysfunctional Import and Export system. Greece has an ideal climate and geography to grow and harvest an ample variety of fruits and vegetables, yet still manages to squander some 731.27 million euros on imported goods...

Smart Gardening: No soil? No Problem!

Giannis Panagiotakis, a hydroponics guru in Greece, has the method to produce vegetables and fruit without soil. The 30-year-old Greek studied at the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Crete, however his studies did not stop him...

Greek Farmers Vow to Intensify their Protests

In an expected move, the majority of Greece’s farmers have said they will intensify their protests against the government, thereby closing the door on further discussions. Farmers have been blocking major roads for several days, causing considerable problems in the...

Greek Scientist Participates in Research on Genetic History of Europeans

The introduction of agriculture in Europe occurred around 8,500 years ago, changing not only the way of life of the continent’s inhabitants, but also their genes, according to new international scientific research, based on analysis of ancient DNA. The...

Fruits Deemed 'Superfruits' are Increasingly Being Produced in Greece

The cultivation of superfruits in Greece now covers over 700 hectares. Superfruit is a marketing term first used in the food and beverage industry in 2005. The fruits may have nutritional significance due to their nutrient content, antioxidant value or...

Water Buffalo Farming a Gold Mine for Greece

Greece highly benefits from water buffalo farming, as the industry is gaining more and more ground, while products such as milk, yogurt or meat are getting increasingly popular across the country, providing a satisfactory income to the farmers. According to...

Young Farmers Receive Financial Aid

The Greek government has launched a new program for young people wishing to live in the Greek countryside and become involved with agriculture and farming. Greece's national file for EU agricultural funds has allotted young farmers upwards of 400 million euros over the next six...

Job Opportunities in Greece

Despite the negative outlook for many professions in Greece, there are sectors that offer many opportunities and are expected to generate jobs in the future. According to "Kathimerini" newspaper, the sectors that have resisted the financial crisis and are expected...

EU Asking Agricultural Subsidies Back

According to an announcement by the European Court, issued on Wednesday, agricultural subsidies of 387.4 million euros granted to Greek farmers in 2008 and 2009  have been judged as incompatible with the rules of the EU's  internal market and therefore...

Trifilia Watermelons Again Ripen Earliest in Europe

The first open air watermelons are expected to come to market on May 20, once again courtesy of the farmers of Trifilia, a Peloponnese village where each year the fruit always seems to ripen ahead of the competition. Weather conditions are often an...