The Operational Team

The Coordinator

AGRENAOS is a certified agricultural advisory provider with extensive experience in managing operational programs for collective producer organizations, utilizing financial tools for rural development, and developing environmentally friendly solutions in agricultural production.The Coordinator It has participated in a large number of national and research programs as an innovation intermediary and a disseminator and demonstrator of innovation in the agricultural sector. The company is staffed with a suitable number of collaborators in the region and takes the lead in establishing a network of agricultural advisors for the promotion of innovative practices in the Greek agricultural sector. Furthermore, collaborations with scientific institutions, both in Greece and abroad, ensure the necessary synergies for knowledge and innovation generation in the agricultural sector.

Christos Karatzas

Χρήστος Καρατζάς

MSc Γεωπόνος – Γεωργοοικονομολόγος ΓΠΑ με εξειδίκευση στην Τοπική Ανάπτυξη και την Περιβαλλοντική Διαχείριση.
φωτο_Νάσης2

Παναγιώτης Νάσης

Msc Γεωπόνος Επιστήμης και Τεχνολογίας Τροφίμων ΓΠΑ
ΛΥΜΠΕΡΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ

Χρήστος Λυμπερόπουλος

Γεωπόνος Φυτικής Παραγωγής ΓΠΑ

The productive partner.

The Agricultural Cooperative of Stavion was founded in 1946 with Ministerial Decision No. 26403/11-3-1946 of the Ministry of Agriculture. Today, it consists of 73 members who cultivate around 3,000 acres of land. They cultivate olive trees for oil production, having extensive experience and knowledge in this specific cultivation. They have implemented their own program to combat the olive fruit fly (Dacus) after continuous failures of the program implemented by the Heraklion Plant Protection Directorate (ΔΑΟΚ).

The Stavion Cooperative has the olive groves for the pilot implementation of the Operational Plan (Ε.Σ.). It will undertake pest control activities, namely trapping and the execution of bait spraying in its olive groves.

Representative: Georgios Delakis, President

The productive partner.

The Agricultural Cooperative of Stavion was founded in 1946 with Ministerial Decision No. 26403/11-3-1946 of the Ministry of Agriculture. Today, it consists of 73 members who cultivate around 3,000 acres of land. They cultivate olive trees for oil production, having extensive experience and knowledge in this specific cultivation. They have implemented their own program to combat the olive fruit fly (Dacus) after continuous failures of the program implemented by the Heraklion Plant Protection Directorate (ΔΑΟΚ).

The Stavion Cooperative has the olive groves for the pilot implementation of the Operational Plan (Ε.Σ.). It will undertake pest control activities, namely trapping and the execution of bait spraying in its olive groves.

Moudrakis Georgios

Delakis Georgios

Kogerakis Ioannis

The scientific partner.

ELGO-DIMITRA/IOSV is the Greek research institute that has been dealing with olive cultivation issues for the past 30 years and more.

It has developed a multitude of methodologies and rational practices, conducts research for the creation and transfer of knowledge, aiming at the development of the primary sector and the resolution of problems in the agricultural world.

The research results are also disseminated to the involved stakeholders through modern educational programs.

The scientific partner.

ELGO-DIMITRA/IOSV is the Greek research institute that has been dealing with olive cultivation issues for the past 30 years and more.

It has developed a multitude of methodologies and rational practices, conducts research for the creation and transfer of knowledge, aiming at the development of the primary sector and the resolution of problems in the agricultural world.

The research results are also disseminated to the involved stakeholders through modern educational programs.

Νικολακάκης Αντώνιος

Νικολακάκης Αντώνιος

Τελειόφοιτος της Γεωπονικής Σχολής

Antonis Nikolakakis is a recent graduate of the School of Agriculture at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with a thesis in entomology titled “Selection of a host plant and its impact on the development of Nesidiocoris sp. individuals.” and Macrolophus sp.

Since 2019, he has been actively involved in activities at the Entomology Laboratory of IELEA Chania, such as studying the bio-ecology of the olive fruit fly, recording biodiversity in olive groves in Crete, and overall management of insect pests in crops.

Βαρίκου Κική

Βαρίκου Κυριακή (Κική)

Ερευνήτρια Εντομολόγος

Mrs Dr Κ. Varikou As the main researcher and entomologist, he holds a Master’s and a Ph.D. degree in biological control of crop pests and in the bioecology of citrus thrips, respectively. She has extensive experience in managing crop pests in Crete, particularly in olive tree pests. Her expertise includes conducting bioassays of insecticides, evaluating new active substances, rearing pests and beneficial insects, implementing rational use of plant protection products, and managing risks from new crop pests. She has also conducted studies on wild pollinators and other related subjects. Varikou Kiki has 20 years of research experience in the field of plant protection and integrated pest management. She has published over 30 articles, with most of them as the main author. They have also coordinated numerous research projects. You can find some of Varikou’s publications on their ResearchGate profile (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kiki_Varikou) and learn more about their work on the ELGO/IELYA website (https://elgo.iosv.gr/staff-member/varikou-kiriaki/). The design will involve the development of enhanced and automated means and methods for combating the olive fruit fly, as mentioned in the operational plan.

The scientific and technological partner.

The Laboratory of Design, Processing, and Automation of the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Hellenic Mediterranean University has proven experience in issues related to the agri-food sector through the participation of its members in competitive research programs and through publications in recognized international scientific journals and conferences.

The scientific and technological partner.

The Laboratory of Design, Processing, and Automation of the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Hellenic Mediterranean University has proven experience in issues related to the agri-food sector through the participation of its members in competitive research programs and through publications in recognized international scientific journals and conferences.

nikolaidis

Φουσκιτάκης Γεώργιος

Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής στο Τμήμα Ηλεκτρονικών Μηχανικών (Χανιά) της Σχολής Μηχανικών του Ελληνικού Μεσογειακού Πανεπιστημίου

Dr Georgios Fouskitakis is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering (Chania) of the School of Engineering at the Hellenic Mediterranean University. He has extensive experience in the design and development of devices and automation systems with a focus on smart agriculture and precision agriculture. He has many years of research activity in the field of automation and mechatronics. He has published a significant number of scientific papers in international journals and conferences and has coordinated numerous research projects. His role in the project will be to coordinate the efforts for the development of automated spraying systems and the corresponding information system, as mentioned in the operational plan.

nikolaidis

Ρηγάκης Ηρακλής

Ηλεκτρονικός Μηχανικός και κατέχει μεταπτυχιακό τίτλo (MPhil) στο σχεδιασμό καινοτόμων ηλεκτρονικών διατάξεων

Mr. Heracles Rigakis is an Electronic Engineer and holds a Master’s degree (MPhil) in the design of innovative electronic devices. He has extensive experience both in the private sector and through his involvement in a large number of research projects as a principal scientific collaborator. He is a PhD candidate at the Hellenic Mediterranean University. He has experience in the design, development, and programming of mechatronic systems, measurement systems, automatic control devices, and wireless sensor devices. His role in the project will be the development of automatic spraying devices and ensuring the proper functioning of the equipment, as mentioned in the Operational Plan.

nikolaidis

Σαραντόπουλος Ιωάννης

Μηχανικός Πληροφορικής και κατέχει μεταπτυχιακό τίτλo MSc στα Ηλεκτρονικά Συστήματα Αυτοματισμών

Mr. Ioannis Sarantopoulos is a Computer Engineer with a Master’s degree (MSc) in Electronic Automation Systems, Informatics, and Communications. He has several years of experience in both the private sector and through participation in a large number of research projects as a scientific collaborator. He is a PhD candidate at the Hellenic Mediterranean University. He has experience in the design, development, and programming of information systems, databases, and data structures. His role in the project will be the development of the digital platform for data representation in crop protection, as mentioned in the Operational Plan.

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