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DEVELOPMENTS IN THE GREEK HORTICULTURAL SECTOR
The deep financial crisis of Greece has had an enormous effect on virtually all the economic sectors of the country. Important budget cuts will be enforced to stabilize the economy.
Apart from these necessary budget cuts, the Greek government wants to invest in
growth and has earmarked 4 promising sectors as a priority to stimulate growth
and to recover from the deep recession.
The agrofood chain is one of these sectors,as it has proven to be one of the least
affected by the current recession.In Greece the agrofood chain is a very
dynamic sector and important both in terms of production and employment. In
particular, the horticultural sector offers ample opportunities to grow and to become
internationally more competitive.
The objective of this market special is to offer the Dutch agribusiness a clear
picture of the opportunities of the Greek horticultural sector and to provide information
about the structure of the market, the key players, the strengths, the weaknesses,
bottlenecks and opportunities.
Mr. George Rigakis, Founder of Rigakis Seeds SA.
Mr. Alexandros Kapakas, Director of Commercial Operations, Rigakis Seeds SA.
Mrs. Siwarde J. Sap, Sr. Economic and Trade Advisor, Embassy of the Kingdom of the
Netherlands in Greece
Mr. Herman van Wissen, Former Agricultural Counsellor for Romania, Bulgaria and
Greece for the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
Mr. Christos D. Katsanos, Executive Director, DKG GROUP
Mr. Nikos Efthymiadis, Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Greece,
Mr. Ioannis Vardinogiannis, Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Greece,Crete