Published: 17/01/2022 News
On December 16-17, 2021, inventors and scientists introduced 19 innovations designed to help solve common problems in the Greek olive, olive oil, and livestock sectors. Dozens of participants had the opportunity to join presenters online or with physical presence at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute in Chania (MAICh) for this LIVINGAGRO event, with several participating in more than one-on-one meetings with inventors.
Coordinated by Dr. Panagiotis Kalaitzis, Director of the Department of Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology at MAICh, this hybrid event was part of the LIVINGAGRO – Cross Border Living Laboratories for Agroforestry project funded under the ENI CBC Med Programme 2014-2020.
More than 130 individuals registered to participate in this second Greek LIVINGAGRO B2B event, with the majority tuning in online.
Presenters introduced 19 innovations related to five main topics:
1. Re-Using Traditional Practices in Agroforestry
2. Intercropping and Preparing for Climate Change in Olive Groves
3. Precision Agriculture
4. Olive Mill Machinery and Health Benefits
5. Olive Tree and Olive Oil Authentication
NEUROPUBLIC’s gaiasense smart farming system and the LIFE GAIA Sense project were presented during the event by Vasilis Pyrgiotis, Senior Project manager of Neuropublic.
Mr Pyrgiotis participated physically at the premises of the MAICh and had the opportunity to discuss further on projects’ achievements both with online and in-person participants who were invited to schedule one-on-one meetings to learn more from the innovators, allowing stakeholders to ask specific questions relevant to their own situations, and to learn more about the innovations that may be most useful to them.
Descriptions of all 19 innovations are available in a Catalogue of Innovations in both a Greek version and an English edition.
You can learn more about LIFE GAIA Sense project at pages 29 and 26 respectively.
The LIVINGAGRO project is co-financed by the European Union (90%) through the ENI CBC Med Programme 2014 – 2020 and National Resources (10%).