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Future-proofing farms

12/03/2015

Two men in a field looking at crop data
© shotbydave

Greece is offering farmers the latest know-how from agricultural innovation.

With ESF help over 4900 Greek farmers will be offered support to implement innovative new approaches and ideas in their agricultural activities. Expertise, advice and solutions will come from Greek Institutes of Agricultural Research and in particular from over 150 PhD graduates with experience in R&D and technology transfer.

Each graduate will work with at least 30 individual farmers, offering know-how on new crops, new markets and the latest practices. The objectives of this project were presented to ministers at a seminar in March and are part of Greece’s ESF operational programme for human capital.