Participants Profiles

Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO’s goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. To contributing to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, FAO is working on 5 key priorities:

1) Help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition – 2) Make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable – 3) Reduce rural poverty – 4) Enable inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems – 5) Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises

Piraeus Bank

Piraeus Bank leads a Group of companies, covering all the operations and activities of the financial sector in Greece, providing a wide range of products and services to 5.2 mn customers.

Piraeus Bank ranks 1st in business financing with a market share of 33% and balance of €33 bn. Moreover, Piraeus Bank has a significant presence in Agricultural Banking by developing actions and taking initiatives that support and modernize the agri-food sector. With innovative products and services, the Bank offers specialized solutions for the integrated service of farmers, agricultural enterprises and cooperatives, such as the Contract Farming, and supports the value chain of agricultural production, processing, trading and exports.

Interamerican | Agri-Insurance

Interamerican offers comprehensive agricultural insurance which covers farming production from Frost, Hail, Wind, Floods, Heat and Solar Radiation, Snow, Excessive or Untimely Rainfall, Sea Danger, Fire and Storming (coverages in addition to state compensation).

Kyathos Winery

Kyathos winery is located in the historical village of Emmanouil Papas of the Prefecture of Serres in northern Greece. The activity of the winery begins in 2006 in small facilities. Since 2009, it has been transferred to privately owned 1500 square meters of land on an area of ​​4 acres. The name of the winery comes from the name of an ancient wooden pot, the cup which was a large ladle, and served as a pot of pumping wine from the jars. The winery is equipped with the most sophisticated means of winemaking such as a drill, pneumatic press, stainless fermentation and stabilization tanks with a controlled cooling system, oak barrels for the aging of red wines. It also has an automatic bottling and tagging system. The grapes come from 200 acres of vineyards and the white, red and rosé wine in bottles of 0,750, 0,375 and 0,187lit as well as in 5 and 10lit bags are found throughout Greece and are exported to Germany and China.

IFCO Systems

IFCO’s vision is to achieve and maintain global market leadership and profitability in all of our businesses without sacrificing or compromising our moral responsibility toward all the people with whom we deal and to the ecological system from which we draw our resources.

Our RPC solutions are state-of-the-art and are designed to provide optimal environmental protection. IFCO’s mission is to take into account social and environmental considerations in the process of constantly improving our solutions so that they provide the most cost-efficient and environmentally friendly ways to support our clients.

Adam Pack SA

Adam Pack is active in the production of paper Gable Τop cartons and plastic spouts for cartons used for packaging fresh liquid food like milk & juice. The experience gained in more than 20 years, the specialized personnel the extensive know how and the competent production equipment highlight its leadership position in Greece while exporting products in more than 20 countries.

From its privately owned facilities located in Lavrion, in  6,000sqm, supplies daily – in Greece and abroad- packages with high added value, with respect to the environmental which preserve the product freshness. Member of the Diorama Investments Sicar since August 2017, is already investing in state of the  art production equipment and anticipates the development of innovative products.

Ismaros Dairy Products (I. Doukidis & Sons Co.)

The Doukidis Family tradition in cheese-making stretches back to 1956.The recipe for high quality dairy products, which are unique in taste, remains unchanged since then respecting the traditions and values inherited.

Certified in our state-of-the-art laboratories, our pure products are made exclusively from pasteurized Greek milk, sourced from free-range herds that graze the foot of historic Mount Ismarus and Rhodopes sierra. Sourcing milk from local farmers, allows “I. Doukidis & Sons” to ensure its value propositions, support the regional milk-producing community and continue the ancient livestock tradition of Thrace.

Our products have been sold for decades in the biggest supermarket chains in Greece and exported in countries such as France, Germany and others. Quality and hygiene are factors, that have established  “I.  Doukidis & Sons” as leaders in the Greek dairy market. We are continuously striving for the best result possible in the production sectors we are involved with (dairy and cattle feeds) and comply with international and European food regulations and standards.

Directorate of Rural Economy and Veterinary, Regional Unit of Serres

The Agricultural and Veterinary Directorate of Serres primary role is the development and quality improvement of the sectors of plant, livestock and fishery production, by taking all necessary measures for the modernization and restructuring of the farms, the sustainable development, the protection of public health and farmers information through implementing National and E.C. policies.

 

Pomegranate Bio Juices

Our company is about producing juices made of organically cultivated pomegranates, prickly pears, aronia and sea-buckthorn berries. We are investing in cutting edge technology and operate under contemporary business principles, in order to bring the best possible product to the market.

Pomegranate is a high quality product, full of antioxidants and beneficial fibers. In addition prickly pears, aronia and sea-buckthorn berries provide mix of nutrients not easily found in other food sources.

 

 

Geo Routes Institute

The nonprofit & nongovernmental organization Geo Routes Institute is the official organizer of the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum, the AgriBusiness Forum, AgriFood Traction Tours and Geo Routes/Aegean Routes Cultural Heritage Journeys in Greece, held under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO. Geo Routes initiatives fostering advancing partnerships, knowledge, cooperation and economic relations for the benefit of the society, the culture and the environment.