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Развитие на растителното производство на Гърция
Development of Plant Production of Greece

Author(s): Christos Paschalidis, Dimitrios Petropoulos, Stavros Sotiropoulos, Dimitrios Paschalidis, Loukas Papakonstantinou
Subject(s): Economy, Agriculture
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: plant production of Greek
Summary/Abstract: In Greece, the agricultural sector has always been a structural feature of its economic structure and social fabric, as well as a component of the economy and growth, both nationally and much more at the regional level. After the accession of Greece to the EU, agriculture is determined by the rules of European agriculture through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). In the domestic economy, the crop production of agricultural sector appears to still have great margins for growth, making efficient use of the favorable conditions of the natural environment of the Greek rural area, as this provides great opportunities for the production of a variety of quality agricultural products. The main cultivated species of Greece are of the Mediterranean type with small differences in their production over the years. The main species are cereals, olives, cotton, maize, grapes, tobacco, oats, potatoes, oranges, peaches and nectarines. Apricots, cherries and peaches are emerging as the „champions“ of agricultural exports. Vegetables, tomatoes, virgin olive oil, oranges are in great demand in many world markets. The European Union is the main destination of Greek agricultural products of plant origin. The paper presents statistics on the main crops in Greece based on the area cultivated, their production, their gross value and the exports of crop products of the agricultural sector.

  • Page Range: 80-90
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English