Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) is one of the largest and oldest universities in Greece. (Official Website)
Who We Are
The Department of Agricultural Economics belongs to School of Agriculture and in particular, Faculty ofAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment of AUTh. The Department of Agricultural Economics composed of scientists with significant experience in projects. It also demonstrates significant experience in multidiscipline research areas and it has a long collaboration history with the agriculture policy making sector, having participated and coordinated many EU and national research projects in the field. In addition, the researchers of the department have involved in several HORIZON, FP7, Erasmus and Tempus and have organized workshops, international conferences, educational and training activities.
Our Own Experience
The AUTh’s School of Agriculture and mainly, the Department of Agricultural Economics will contribute as a partner throughout the project. AUTh’s research expertise in Agricultural Management, Agricultural Extension, Water Resources Management and Irrigation and Climate change will be vital in providing practical recommendations. The involved team has extensively researched the aforementioned fields and has participated in relevant EU projects, publishing its work in peer-reviewed journals. A short list of relative projects is provided:
Network for effective knowledge transfer on safe and economic wastewater reuse in agriculture in Europe (SuWaNu Europe)
Sustainable processing and nutrient reuse of water (SUWANU)
Sustainable agri-food systems and rural development in the Mediterranean Partner Countries (SUSTAINMED)
I’m Professor of Agricultural Policy. My research interests include Agricultural and Social Policy, Rural Development and Interdisciplinary work. I have published more than 200 papers in international refereed journals, in collective volumes and proceedings. I have contributed to several international conferences, served as a referee and as an editor to several international journals. I have great experience in participating and coordinating European and national research projects, including STRENGTH2FOOD, AGRICORE, FADNTOOL, SuWaNu Europe, MAYA, ILHAM-EC and in organizing national and international workshops, seminars and conferences.
I have served in several relevant EU and National Food Policy Committees. In EWA BELT, I’m the AUTh’s team leader and I will coordinate the involved team to achieve the objectives of the project in WP1, WP2 and WP6 on time.
I’m Professor of Agricultural Production Economics and Agricultural Economic Development. My research focuses on the interplay between agricultural economics and environmental economics focusing on topics such as farm adaptation to climate change, farm efficiency and agricultural productivity analysis, crop biodiversity, innovations in farm planning and farm management, water resources management, and information technologies in farm management.
I have published in international refereed journals and participated in several national and international projects. I’m associate editor of the “Biodiversity Journal International”. I have participated in the organization committee of several national and international workshops and conferences. In EWA BELT, I will be involved in WP6 and mainly, in WP2 for the definition of guidelines on sustainability criteria related to the different topics (land recovery, soil and water management) and for developing the DPSIR model.
I’m Professor of Agricultural Extension. My expertise lies in the fields of agricultural economics, agricultural extension, agricultural education, diffusion of innovations, investment analysis, water resources management, policy analysis, risk and uncertainty, Information- Communication Technologies, rural development, and farming socioeconomic impacts. I’m in the editorial of “SpringerPlus” and the “American Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology”. I have published in international refereed journals and has participated in over 30 international research projects.
I have participated in the organizing committee of several national and international conferences and workshops. In EWA BELT, I will be involved in WP6 and mainly, in WP2 for the definition of guidelines on sustainability criteria related to the different topics (land recovery, soil and water management) and for developing the DPSIR model.
I’m Teaching Staff of the Geology Department at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. My research interests include hydrogeology and water resources management. My education includes a B.Sc., a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Hydrogeology from the School of Geology of Aristotle University. I have participated as team member in several projects regarding hydrogeological research, water resources and environmental issues. I have published papers in international refereed journals and proceedings. In EWA BELT, I will be involved in WP6 and mainly, in WP2 for the definition of guidelines on sustainability criteria related to the different topics (land recovery, soil and water management) and for developing the DPSIR model.
I’m Professor of Irrigation Water Management and Irrigation at the School of Agriculture, Department of Hydraulics, Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, Laboratory of General and Agricultural Hydraulics and Land Reclamation. My research interests include Irrigation, Crop water An EU H2020 PROJECT EWA-BELT 4 requirements and irrigation scheduling, Crop yield response to water, Design and operation of irrigation reservoirs, Water resources management, Climate change, and Droughts.
I have participated as team member in several projects regarding hydrogeological research and environmental issues. I have many publications in international refereed journals. In EWA BELT, I will be involved in WP6 and mainly, in WP2 for the definition of guidelines on sustainability criteria related to the different topics (land recovery, soil and water management) and for developing the DPSIR model.