Our group was established in 2006 with more than 100 producers as members.
The group stayed in the Pre-Recognition phase for six years. During this period and after all the necessary conditions were met, producers - members were subsidized with herbal capital (eg trees) and capital equipment (eg irrigation systems).
As a result, our producers strengthened their efforts in improving the quality of their products, whilst new varieties have been cultivated that are competitive in the international fruit and vegetables market and capable of enhancing our presence. Nonetheless, the most important step that took place during the Pre-Recognition phase, was the creation of sorting and standardization facilities for our members products.
The implementation of this investment amounted to 2,500,000 euro and included further the construction of a 2,000 sq.m. packaging plant with technical equipment, orange and watermelon sorting and packaging lines, cooling chambers, office buildings and all the necessary capital needed to create added value in our products.
Currently, up to 50 workers are employed on a seasonal basis. The development and economy of our region is based primarily on its arable land. Undoubtedly, the fertile plains of our region constitute a strong incentive for their effective exploitation by old and new producers. The need to standardize and promote agricultural products, led to the creation of our Producers Group aiming to ensure high quality of our produced goods, their standardization and promotion.