LIST of OPEN FARMS and MANUFACTURING UNITS
The list of Open Farms was elaborated in an attempt to promote the provision of
information / education to local schools and visitors.
The aim of the LIFE ENVIFRIENDLY coordinators is for Open Farms to:
- Become educational and information centres for students: acquaint
students with the agricultural production procedures, the management and
operation of an organized farm, the seasonal problems, the connection
between the supply of raw material, production and marketing etc. It
should be mentioned that during the current school year, Environmental
Education in schools focused on Agricultural production healthy
nutrition. Many future environmental education programmes will be
pursued on this basis..
- Link the objectives and results of the LIFE project with everyday
agricultural practices since the project emphasizes the adoption of the
Codes of Good Agricultural Practices, the promotion of organic products
and the application of the demonstration technologies in the agricultural
- Facilitate the promotion of the local agricultural products, familiarize
students with the way local products are produced and inform the public
about the advantages of the local agricultural products and their
contribution to the local economy.
The list of the Open Farms has been elaborated with the assistance of the Union
of New Farmers and other Farmers Cooperative Organizations, on the basis of
specific criteria that seek to attract as many visitors and organized school /
educational excursions as possible.
The response and representativeness criteria that the project team used
consisted of the following:
- The distribution of the farms had to represent the largest and most
important part of the local agricultural production. Accordingly olive and
orange groves and horticultural farms (as well as a cattle farm) had been
selected (typical regional products).
- The production way should address the whole of the necessary production
procedures. Thus, the Open Farms list included organic farms, traditional
seasonal farms and greenhouses.
- The geographic distribution of the farms should cover the whole of the
Evrotas River Basin. Accordingly, the list included farms in the
Municipalities of Elos, Inounta, Krokees, Asopos, Molaoi, Skala and
- The farms should be easily accessible. Thus, the list included farms that
can be easily accessed by schools, tourists and other visitors through the
highway or the main regional road network.
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