Dr. Lappas holds a PhD from Bradford University England in agricultural economics and is currently Chief Editor in Ypaithros Chora.

Researcher and research coordinator in many agricultural development projects, Counsellor and Consultant on issues of agriculture. Member of the Presidium and the Group of General Experts of COPA for many years.

President of the Consultative Committee of the EU on Quality and Hygiene of Agricultural Production (1998-2002), Member of the C.C. of the EU on Environment (2003-2009).