Stories
AgroU: the digital platform that brings together farmers and workers
07.09.2020
by Danae Bersi, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

Kyriakos Nikolaides together with Kyriaki Chatzigeorgiou, during the pandemic saw an opportunity as they managed to respond to a basic need of the agri-food sector, that of connecting the primary sector with the active workforce.

More

Μultiplying knowledge
16.07.2020
by Danae Bersi, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

Giannis Karapetsas along with his team, they have created the "SyntaGIS Asclepius", a Social Cooperative Enterprise that aims to produce Guaranteed Propagating Material from native populations found in Trikala.

More

When energy meets smart agriculture
21.05.2020
by Danae Bersi, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

"We try to remind the world of something that is very crucial to us, that agriculture should be at the center of any electrification effort in developing countries. The only way to make an electrification investment sustainable is to be able to create economic activity in these areas and that can only happen if you use agriculture", says George Kyriakarakos, member of the "Smart Meter Anywhere" team.

More

One man's trash is another man's treasure
26.04.2020
by Danae Bersi, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

"ProsPer" uses fish by-products to create a series of powders with high nutritional value and special taste, highlighting the importance of circular economy as a key to protecting the environment.

More

Stevia Hellas, Α success story
12.03.2020
by Steven Tangle, translation Danae Bersi, New Agriculture for a New Generation

Based in Lamia, the Stevia Hellas Agricultural Cooperative stands out as a success story for its innovative production and management model. The only large-scale producer of stevia across Europe, Stevia Hellas was founded in 2011 with 47 producers and a 10-member management team. The Cooperative focuses on the cultivation and standardization of stevia products and has invested in producing top quality products.

More

The uplifting water
07.03.2020
by Danae Bersi, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

The Food Product Development Institute participated in the Trophy-Τροφή Challenge competition organized by "New Agriculture for a New Generation" program, where they presented the "Uplifting Water", a natural beverage produced by the fermentation of a group of probiotic microorganisms which has many beneficial health effects.

More

When a mythical herbal tea comes in capsules
22.02.2020
by Danae Bersi, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

Under the shadow of Mount Othrys, the Group from Almyros, as part of the training seminars of the “New Agriculture for a New Generation” program came up with an innovative product that uses capsules compatible with Nespresso machines containing mixtures of aromatic plants.

More

The New Generation of Agrotica
11.02.2020
by Danae Bersi, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

"New Agriculture for a New Generation” program' s presence at the 28th Agrotica expo that took place at the International Convention Center in Thessaloniki was a record-breaker! 

More

Putting counseling and business plan development into practice
27.01.2020
by Danae Bersi, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

"I believe that through counseling, we can make a link between knowledge and universities and the rural sector. This way, we come closer, we keep in touch with these people and adapt to their needs. By practicing counseling, you learn to listen to the other, to hear his needs, and to give him a solution to his problem. Unfortunately, this usually doesn't happen, we aren’t used to listen to each other. Here, counseling is an essential communication".

More

The Queen Bee
08.01.2020
by Danae Bersi, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

I had a chance to meet with Catherine, an experienced apiculturist, and talk about her past, her involvement with apiculture, her participation in the Apiculture training program of the “New Agriculture for a New Generation” program as well as her future plans and dreams.

More

Training our trainers
24.12.2019
by Danae Bersi, Content Creator, New Agriculture for a New Generation

On 22-24 November, we visited Larissa as part of the "Train the Trainers" workshops, a specially designed training seminar for the trainers of the "New Agriculture for a New Generation" program.

More

The talented Dr. Goodman
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".

More

The
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.

More

The Summer school
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. 

More

Apiculture Training Seminars
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.”

More

Enhancing Dairy and Meat Sector
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” 

More

The ornithologist
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.

More

Teaching beekeeping
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.”

More

Sheep & Goat: Enhancing Dairy & Meat Sector
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.”

More

Mentor in group of table grapes
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." 


More

Learning about alternative tourism
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.

More

Creating a holistic tourism product
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.

More

When knowledge meets love for innovation
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.

More

Traditional farming, with a twist
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.

More

Shaping new touristic identities
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.

More

The Hiking Guide
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.

More

The magical world of bees
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.”

More

Apples and honey
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.

More

When apiculture becomes a family affair
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.”

More

A lighthouse of hope
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.

More

Τea in capsules
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.

More

Table Grape Groups
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.

More

Chestnuts, Olives and Rice, an alternative tour
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.

More

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, from theory to practice
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.

More

Small Farm Adoption
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

More

Aromatic and medicinal plants
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. 

More

Mountain tea is travelling around the world
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. 

More

Our Way Chortiatis
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

More

Life as a Grape Farmer
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

More

The Experimental Farm
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.

More

Producing Greek Mountain Tea
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.

More

Founding Our Way
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.

More

Train the Trainers Elatochori Pierias
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.

More