Stories
20.11.2019
by Steven Tangle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

"Greece has lots of small family producers, and now it has an opportunity to recover its agricultural sector through cooperation and collaboration, without consolidating wealth in the hands of a few. Greece needs to seek its own way".

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07.11.2019
by Danae Bersi, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

Chloe Irrigation Systems' team created an innovative irrigation platform that optimizes the watering process for farmers while protecting the environment and reducing the waste of water.

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15.10.2019
by Steven Tagle, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

During Agricultural University of Athens' week-long “Summer School” in Trikala, Ioanna and her 2 sisters sampled different products, like feta cheese with truffle oil, which gave them ideas for products of their own. They also received theoretical training and professional advice and had a chance to meet other local producers. 

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

“By the end of the program, the beneficiaries will get a complete education in apiculture. They keep in touch with them over the next two years to follow up on their progress and offer advice and help with their new businesses.”

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

“Greece ranks the first in goat production, but we don’t have a unique goat cheese” 

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

“Our dream is to further establish our presence in the alternative touristic package of Epirus and to promote the birdwatching interest in this protected area. We hope to make Greece a popular birding destination in the winter as well.

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

"Often our beneficiaries are young members of beekeeping families, by the end of the program, they get a complete education in apiculture.”

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

“By encouraging farmers to shift to heavyweight lamb production, we can reduce our dependence on imports from other countries.”

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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 Ismailoglou may be one of the oldest at Faros tou Kosmou, but he’s one of the youngest in the Alternative Tourism program 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

Tasos Xristopoulos, through his participation in the Medicinal and Aromatic Plant program, will receive advanced training to turn his tea into an innovative product that he can bring to the market.

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

"With the help of the program, many of the farmers have formed committed relationships that will last for decades. The beneficiaries’ success will have a positive effect on those around them, and we hope that they will share their knowledge with future generations.” said Ilias Kalfas, manager of the “Small Farm Adoption” project.

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

In the “Small Farm Adoption” project, the training that each beneficiary receives is individualized and based on what is observed in his field, it’s a countryside academy, a living lab.

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

Through educational seminars on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants as part of the "New Agriculture for Generation program", beneficiaries enter the program as farmers and emerge as businessmen creating a new generation of producers more environmentally friendly and equal to profit.

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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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