AGRICULTURE

pandemic-hits-tomato-farmers
NEWS

The coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted the welfare of tomato producers on Crete, as demand for the product has plunged.


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ECONOMY

Sakellaropoulos Organic Farms swept the awards at the Aristoleo High Phenolic Table Olive Awards 2021 as its olives were found to be the top worldwide in terms of phenol content.


blossomed-peach-tree-fields-in-veria
AGRICULTURE

A farmer works on his field next to blossomed peach tree fields in Veria, Greece, in a drone photo taken March 17. [Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters]

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AGRICULTURE

Companies aspiring to export their farming and agricultural products to non-European Union states such as the US, Canada, Australia and Japan must apply to do so online.


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ECONOMY

The Agricultural Development Ministry has approved the charter for the creation of the first agricultural cooperative in Greece with a private investor in its share capital. 

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ECONOMY

Denmark’s coronavirus-driven mink cull has put the fur business in a spin, with industry officials expecting fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Dior and Fendi to snap up fox and chinchilla to fill the gap. 



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IMAGES

An extra-virgin olive oil made in China has been selected as the best product out of 430 different types from 17 countries at this year’s Athena International Olive Oil Competition that was held in Spata last month. The Xiangyu Coratina oil was produced by the company Longnan Xiangyu Olive Development using the Coratina olive, one of Italy’s best-known and loved varieties. It beat hundreds of Italian, Greek and Spanish olive oils for the top spot in the competition. In addition to entries from tradition olive oil-producing countries, there were contenders this year from Brazil, Israel, Lebanon, Libya and Turkey.

eu-court-awards-greece-deferred-farming-subsidies
NEWS

The European Union Court of Justice has ruled in favor of awarding a total of 435 million euros in farming subsidies to Greece after upholding Greek appeals against previous convictions that had led to the aid being withheld.


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NEWS

Albania and Greece, whose borders are closed because of the coronavirus outbreak, agreed to work on paving the way to allow Albanian seasonal agriculture workers to go to Greece by mid-May, Albania’s prime minister, Edi Rama, said on Wednesday.

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NEWS

Authorities in eastern Crete closed the Lasithi plain to traffic to prevent accidents Thursday after the area flooded following four days of intense rainfall, Giannis Stefanakis, the local mayor, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency.