The Programme
Observatory for Sustainable Development
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Environmental Education
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Information for the farmers



The list of Open Farms was elaborated in an attempt to promote the provision of information / education to local schools and visitors.

The aim of the LIFE ENVIFRIENDLY coordinators is for Open Farms to:

  • Become educational and information centres for students: acquaint students with the agricultural production procedures, the management and operation of an organized farm, the seasonal problems, the connection between the supply of raw material, production and marketing etc. It should be mentioned that during the current school year, Environmental Education in schools focused on Agricultural production healthy nutrition. Many future environmental education programmes will be pursued on this basis..
  • Link the objectives and results of the LIFE project with everyday agricultural practices since the project emphasizes the adoption of the Codes of Good Agricultural Practices, the promotion of organic products and the application of the demonstration technologies in the agricultural field.
  • Facilitate the promotion of the local agricultural products, familiarize students with the way local products are produced and inform the public about the advantages of the local agricultural products and their contribution to the local economy.
The list of the Open Farms has been elaborated with the assistance of the Union of New Farmers and other Farmers Cooperative Organizations, on the basis of specific criteria that seek to attract as many visitors and organized school / educational excursions as possible.

The response and representativeness criteria that the project team used consisted of the following:

  1. The distribution of the farms had to represent the largest and most important part of the local agricultural production. Accordingly olive and orange groves and horticultural farms (as well as a cattle farm) had been selected (typical regional products).
  2. The production way should address the whole of the necessary production procedures. Thus, the Open Farms list included organic farms, traditional seasonal farms and greenhouses.
  3. The geographic distribution of the farms should cover the whole of the Evrotas River Basin. Accordingly, the list included farms in the Municipalities of Elos, Inounta, Krokees, Asopos, Molaoi, Skala and Pellana.
  4. The farms should be easily accessible. Thus, the list included farms that can be easily accessed by schools, tourists and other visitors through the highway or the main regional road network.

Download "List of Open Farms and Manufacturing Units" [pdf]