Prof. Alex Koutsouris is the Head of the Unit of Agricultural Extension, Rural Systems & Rural Sociology, Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens. Specialist in agricultural extension (interactive innovation (and) communication) and agricultural education/training as well as in sustainable rural development with emphasis on participatory methods. He has been President of the steering committees of IFSA (International Farming Systems Association/ European Group; 2016-2018) and ESEE (European Society/Seminar of Extension Education 2015-2017). Ex Assistant editor (2010-2018) and Co-editor (2018-2021) and currently Member of the Editorial Committee, The Journal of Agricultural Education & Extension; invited expert in SWG SCAR-AKIS. He participates/ed in several research and collaboration projects including H2020 projects.

Topic: The Greek Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS): problems & prospects