Laona Foundation

LIFE – AgrOassis: Regenerative approaches for building climate change resilience in EU agricultural regions prone to desertification

Kick-off meeting of the European project LIFE – AgrOassis

On Monday 28/11/2022, the kick-off meeting of the LIFE-AgrOassis European project, secured by Cyprus with partners from Cyprus and Greece, took place.

The meeting was greeted by Dr. Kostas Kadis, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment and Dr. Dora Heimonidou, Director of the Agricultural Research Institute.

During the meeting the work packages were presented by:

  • Panagiotis Dalias, coordinator of the AgrOassis project, Agricultural Research Institute,
  • Panagiotis Hampas, General Secretary of EKA,
  • Dimitris Sarris, Director of KES RESEARCH CENTER,
  • Christos Kavalaris and Georgios D. Nanos, Professor at the Department of Agriculture Plant Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly,
  • Hariton Kalaitzidis, Head of the Geoinformatics Department in Environmental Management of the Mediterranean Agronomic, Chania Institute,
  • Savvas Zotos, Research Associate, Open University of Cyprus
  • Athanasios Markinos, President, Tauropos Vascular Improvement Organization (TOEB)
  • Vangelis Perakis, Coordinator of the UNESCO World Geopark of Sitia and
  • Costas Orundiotis, Project Manager, Laona Foundation.