Vasileios Gkisakis, Agronomist (MSc, PhD)
Vassilis specializes in Olive production & tree crops, agrobiodiversity/agroecology and sustainable food systems, having as well an extended background in Food Science. With large experience in the ecological / regenerative farming sector, while collaborating with several research groups across Europe on organic farming / agroecology, olive production, biodiversity management strategies & food quality. He participates in several research & development, as well as agricultural education projects, at national and EU level. Contracted lecturer of i) Organic Farming and ii) Mediterranean tree crops & pomology, iii) Plant propagation, iv) Food Production Systems in the Hellenic Mediterranean University and visiting professor in the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM-MAICh), as well as the University of Life Sciences, Poland, Agricultural University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and University of Vic, Spain. He is official reviewer in seven scientific journals, topic Editor in one journal, Board member of the European Association for Agroecology and moderator of the Agroecological Network of Greece.
Athina Fragkiadoulaki, Technologist agronomist
Athina Fragkiadoulaki specializes in the primary and post-harvest production systems. She has been involved in the agri-food industry for several years in olive, vine and dairy products sector. She has also been extensively employed in the marketing and finance sector of Agri-cooperative unions in Crete and worked on research project regarding agrobiodiversity conservation & organic farming.
Kostis Damianakis, Biologist (PhD)
Kostis is environmental biologist and specializes on ecosystem assessment and management, and on applying small-scale organic farming, based on agroecological principles. He has an extended background on laboratory analysis and regularly lectures food & tourism sector employees on quality control systems, food safety and hygiene.
Nikolaos Douslatzis, Technologist agronomist
Nikos specializes on best farming practices as applied within the framework of organic agriculture in perennial (olive and vine) and annual (vegetable) cropping systems, both for outdoor and greenhouse conditions.