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14.10.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

"We prefer to have young farmers on these teams because they are open to learning. They see the results from the first year, and they’re willing to grow with us." 


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10.09.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

Thomas Karagiorgos, teacher of alternative tourism in the “New Agriculture for a New Generation” program, wants to help people understand how outdoor sports can improve their quality of life.

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10.09.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

“After three years, we will have 300 enthusiastic graduates of this program. People from all different backgrounds who have the same dream,” said Maria Soumelidou, teacher in the Alternative Tourism program.

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10.09.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

“I often tell my students: In 30 years, 62% of jobs will concern specialities we can not even imagine today. Without a solid scientific background, you will not be able to succeed.”, says Serkos Haroutounian, scientific officer at AUA responsible for the “New Agriculture for a New Generation” program.

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10.09.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

Dr. Petros Vachamidis, trainer for the“New Agriculture for a New Generation” program, explains how alternatives to traditional farming practices can increase its effectiveness.

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10.09.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

"Tourism is now the main industry in Greece, and if we are to change people’s attitudes about what Greek tourism is, we need education.", says Maria Soumelidou, teacher of Alternative Tourism at the NANG program.

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10.09.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

Meet Katerina Zagkretou, graduate of "New Agriculture for a New Generation"’s Alternative Tourism program.

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10.09.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

Ioannis Τheodorou, loves quotations, and he recites one, often attributed to Albert Einstein:
“If bees disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.”

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10.09.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

 “I’ve worked in the fields with my father and learned from him since I was a child,” said Dimitris Theodorakis, beneficiary of the apiculture training seminars  of the “New Agriculture for a New Generation” program.

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09.09.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

After the first seminar, Anastasia Dimitriadou showed one of the bee videos to her children and husband. “My little son was fascinated,” she said. “I think that beekeeping is something I can teach my kids, something we can all do together.”

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09.09.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

Vasilis is currently participating in the second class of the Alternative Tourism program at the American Farm School, a part of the “New Agriculture for a New Generation” program. Father Athenagoras encouraged him to apply. And while he may be one of the oldest at Faros tou Kosmou, he’s one of the youngest in the Alternative Tourism program. “There are so many interesting people in the program: foresters, lawyers,” Vasilis said. I’ve made many new friends from the program, and I’m learning a ton from them.”

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09.09.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

“I would like to have a stable production and be able to sell my tea at a good price,” Tasos said. “I am very thankful for all that the program has given me. I’ve learned many new things, and the teachers and my collaborators are great. I hope to continue working with them.”

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09.09.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

The table grape groups from the “Small Farm Adoption” project at the American Farm School (AFS), a part of the “New Agriculture for a New Generation” (NANG) program, have been recognized by the EU for their outstanding achievements. They were chosen by the European Commission’s Smart Specialisation Platform as an implementation point, to show other member states how to grow grapes using smart technologies and to create a protocol for the next decade.

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09.09.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

The project established 22 groups of practicing farmers in Thessaly and Macedonia to focus on the main crop of each area: chestnuts in Griva, table olives in Halkidiki, and rice in Chalastra. A rotating set of trainers informs the farmers about best practices in planting, weeding, fertilization, crop protection, and harvest.

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09.09.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

MAP are quite prosperous crops for the Greek rural economy. There is great demand for MAP from pharmaceutical companies because of their various health benefits, and the Greek climate favors the production of high-quality MAP products.

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06.09.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

"This work is like taking a child by the hand, holding it for three years, providing it with skills and knowledge, and then letting it go,” Ilias Kalfas, Project Leader “Small Farm Adoption”, American Farm School

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03.05.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

Falia Economou, Professor at the Agricultural University of Athens, is responsible for the design of the Aromatic and Medicinal Pants program, which is implemented by A.U.A. 

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22.04.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

"We’d like to make the tea known all over the world.” says Christos, mountain tea producer and beneficiary of the programme. 

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18.02.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

We wanted to start this project because this is how we love to spend our free time

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18.02.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

Since I was a child, I liked to help my father in the field. At first, it was more of a game, but as I grew older, I helped out more

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29.01.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

Alexandros is the project manager of the program's Experimental Farm in Kopaida.

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29.01.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

Greek mountain tea is a single varietal herbal tea made from the dried flowers, leaves, and stems of a Greek herb known as sideritis or ironwort.

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29.01.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

While participating in NANG’s Alternative Tourism program at the American Farm School last year, Gerassimos and his friend and fellow Scout Stavros Papadopoulos decided to start a company called Our Way to offer alternative excursions in Chortiatis.

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29.01.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

New Agriculture for a New Generation (NANG) welcomed 50 trainers from the American Farm School and the Agricultural University of Athens for its inaugural educational event, "Train the Trainers," held at the Pierion Musses mountain resort over the 12-14 October weekend.

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