The Stevia Hellas cooperative & Agro-Know

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The Stevia Hellas Coop is a cooperative of farmers in the region of Fthiotida, based in the town of Lamia (Greece). It is bringing together farmers that are cultivating Stevia as a plant that forms the basis for natural sweetener products that can substitute sugar. Their first product is called La Mia Stevia and is at the final stages of packaging and pilot distribution.

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Agro-Know is working closely farmer cooperatives (like Stevia Hellas Coop and the Danish Agricultural Advisory Service – DAAS) in facilitating access of the farmers to information that they need. For Stevia Hellas Coop, we will investigate how our online service AKstem.com can enhance the Stevia Hellas Coop web site with a micro-site that will offer to farmers a customisable and dynamic view over scientific and market information that are of relevance to stevia (at any stage of its planting, harvesting, processing, packaging and marketing) from credible sources around the world.… Click to read the full post

City to farm project: Right values go beyond any tool

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Bringing people from different sectors and disciplines is one of my favorite parts in the events that we are organizing and participating. Especially when such events include people that have real problems and great experience in the agro-food sector this becomes an opportunity. This was the case with the first event of the City to Farm (Apo tin poli ston agro) project. The City to Farm was conceived as a project that can help people to set up a sustainable agricultural activity/business. The project was launched with an event that took place in a rural area, namely the Platystomo which is located in the central Greece, 270 kms north of Athens.… Click to read the full post