GAIA EPICHEIREIN (GAIA) was founded in 2014 as a result of a broad alliance between farmers & agri-cooperatives (71 agri-cooperatives and associations, more than 150.000 farmers) that have teamed up with partners from the IT sector and the banking sector sharing a common vision of a more sustainable and competitive primary sector in Greece. In May 2022, 23 of the largest agricultural advisory service providers in the country joined the coalition.
GAIA EPICHEIREIN’s mission is to assist Greek farmers and agri-cooperatives in making a quality leap towards a more sustainable and competitive agricultural model by investing in strategic pillars: knowledge and innovation, entrepreneurship & cooperation.
GAIA provides information, policy support & high quality services to the representatives of the Greek primary sector. The key denominator of all services is technological innovation and they broadly cover Greek farmers’ needs, ranging from the optimization of their economic & environmental performance by adopting innovative approaches, to assistance in applying for national & EU support.
Role in the project:
GAIA will represent the farmers in the Greek Sustainable Innovation Pilot 1 (SIP1) on avocado. It will also lead T3.3 on “Knowledge Exchange”, building on its experience from the Ploutos and QuantiFarm projects.