Agronutritional consortium of the region of Central Macedonia
The Agronutritional Consortium of the Region of Central Macedonia is a civil non-profit organization, a partnership of 18 institutions. The organization was initiated by the Region of Central Macedonia, who is also the major shareholder (47%). The consortium consists of six municipalities of the region of Central Macedonia, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the American Farm School of Thessaloniki, the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece, the Chamber of Commerce of the Regional Units of Serres and Halkidiki, the Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Thessaloniki, the Greek International Business Association (SEVE), The Association of Wine Producers of the Vineyards of Northern Greece SA (EN.O.A.V.E. S.A.), the Hotel Association of Halkidiki, GAIA EPICHEIREIN S.A., and the Central Vegetable Market Traders Association of Thessaloniki.
The region of Central Macedonia produces the 25% of the national primary agricultural sector. In the region, there are also many agrifood processing companies which have high production potential and quality standards. Thus in the agrifood sector, the region of Central Macedonia is the most dynamic in Greece.
The major objective of the consortium, which was formed in September 2016, is to highlight the priorities of the primary sector, as well as the agrifood processing sector of the region of Central Macedonia. An additional objective is to create the framework and the network that will assist the promotion of the agrifood products of the region. It is also the strategic advisor of the Region of Central Macedonia regarding implementation policies of the specific sector.
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