Dr. Ilias Kalfas is an Agronomist with a specialty in Plant Protection, having a degree from the Faculty of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds PhD from the University of London, Diploma of Imperial College and MSc in Production Organization and Quality Management in the Food Industry. Currently, he is doing his PostDoc research on the effects of climate change in olive cultivation.
He has worked at the National Agricultural Research Foundation, ELGA, Certification Organizations, assuming positions of responsibility in the Region of Central Macedonia, National and European funded projects (both pure and applied research) and the American Agricultural School. He is a member of the European Commission’s ENV Panel (Research Executive Agency) and a reviewer in scientific journals.
He also is the Project Leader regarding plant production projects of Strategic Programs Management Office of the American Farm School. He participates in many research projects and his research interests include the implementation of high technology to Greek agriculture, the circular economy, the sustainability of Greek farmers and the environmental impact of agriculture.