The Stevia Hellas cooperative & Agro-Know

Stevia_table

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.

Stevia grid

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

Showcasing the impact of Open Data in the agricultural sector

ODWG-meeting
Could we develop showcases that could show to governments the impact of open data? This is exactly what we are trying to do in the Greek Open Data Working Group.
The Open Data Working Group operated in the context The Greek Free/Open Source Software Society (GFOSS) was set up two years ago and aims at proposing to the Greek Government answers about the following questions
  • which are the most useful and critical data from public sector that should be opened
  • which are the main barriers for the dissemination and exploitation of open data by citizens and stakeholders from public and private sector
  • which should be the legal framework for opening the data

 

ODWG-meeting
The main initial outcome of the working group towards that direction is a set of showcases per sector in order to show the social and economical impact of open data.
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