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Tsiantikoudis S.C.,Democritus University of Thrace | Parissi A.,Direction of Primary Education | Papadopoulou Z.,Technological Educational Institute of Kavala | Fidani-Mantzoula A.-M.,National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment | Year: 2014

Nowadays, the future of sericulture is prosperous, since the European Union adopted sound economic reforms to support the mulberry cultivators. This study aims at investigating the individual and societal characteristics of mulberry cultivation investors and farmers, in compliance to the 1257/ 99, article 31 of EU legislation regarding the afforestation of agricultural lands and its specific application at the prefecture of Evros (North Greece). The adopted methodology of the study was implemented via the structure and distribution of a questionnaire. The data was gathered and manipulated with the use of the SPSS software. According to the study outcomes, the mulberry cultivation meets the social approval and landowners’ acceptability, since it is considered a prosperous and economically safe investment. © 2014 World Food Ltd. and WFL Publishers. All rights reserved.


Chalikias M.,Institute of Business Administration | Kalaitzidis I.,Direction of Primary Education | Karasavvidis G.,Soulis Company | Pechlivanis E.-F.,Democritus University of Thrace
Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment | Year: 2010

One requirement for the transition to the model of sustainable agriculture is for the quality of human resources employed in this field to be improved through the provision of agricultural training. The present research was carried out in Pella prefecture, which is located in Northern Greece. The survey was conducted through a structured questionnaire and personal interviews. A total of 385 questionnaires were collected and 46 variables were used. The applied methodology for the classification of the farmers into four groups was Hierarchical Classification, under the methodological framework of the French School of Data Analysis. The analyses were performed using the SPSS statistical package and the CHIC Analysis software.


Chalikias M.,Institute of Business Administration | Karasavvidis G.,Soulis Company | Arabatzi Z.,Organization and Management Education | Arvanitaki S.,Direction of Primary Education | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment | Year: 2011

The rapid developments taking place in the technological sector in relation to agriculture necessitate the participation of farmers in educational programmes that are based on modern perceptions concerning adult education. The basic aim of these training programmes is to combine cognitive objectives, capacity building and behaviour modification, in order to formulate an educational strategy that will determine the active participation of adults in the educational process by valorising their experience. More specifically, one way to improve the living conditions of farmers and promote the development of the agricultural sector in general is by training farmers in the use of new technologies, and in particular, through the acquisition of knowledge and skills related to the search for information on the Internet.

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