Agronutritional Cooperation Region Central Macedonia

: 12 janv. 2020

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Agronutritional Cooperation of the Region of Central Macedonia | ACRCM is a partner in the European Programme HORIZON 2020 in the project H2020-RUR-2017-2 / NEXTFOOD: Educating the next generation of professionals in the agrifood system.

The NextFOOD project views dissemination, exploitation and outreach (DEO) activities as processes that transcend the community and actors within the project’s fields. The NextFOOD’s overall strategy intents to communicate the actions and disseminate the results of the project to a multitude of audiences and engage in a two-way exchange with the interested parties. Towards this end, the ACRCM is committed to a strategy that takes into account strengths and weakness that could enhance or hinder the efforts to develop the ;ACRCM, have identified relevant target audiences and stakeholders, as well as appropriate channels to reach them.


ACRCM is participating in the European Programme INTERREG EUROPE 2014-2020 as a collaborator of the Region of Central Macedonia which is a partner in the projects HIGHER: Better Policy Instruments for High Innovation Projects in the European Regions and RUMORE: Rural-Urban Partnerships Motivating Regional Economies.





Agronutritional Cooperation of the Region of Central Macedonia | ACRCM is a civil non-profit organization, a partnership of 18 ;The organization initiated by the Region of Central Macedonia, who is also the major shareholder (47%). The consortium consists of six municipalities of the region of Central Macedonia, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the American Farm School of Thessaloniki, the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece, the Chamber of Commerce of the Regional Units of Serres and Halkidiki, the Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Thessaloniki, the Greek Exporter's Association, The Association of Wine Producers of the Vineyards of Northern Greece SA, the Hotel Association of Halkidiki, the Gaia Business SA and the Central Vegetable Market Traders Association of Thessaloniki.

The mission of the consortium is to highlight the priorities of the primary sector and the agrifood processing sector of the Region of Central Macedonia|RCM, as well as to create the framework and the network that will assist the promotion of the agrifood products of the region, the penetration into new markets and the identification of new products that have to be developed etc.

Research, support and implementation of innovations and actions in the agrifood sector are the main objectives. ACRCM collaborates with all stakeholders of the agrifood sector in order to promote research, production and marketing of agrifood products in the ;It is also the strategic advisor of the Region of Central Macedonia regarding implementation policies of the specific sector.

Additional Objectives:

- Bilateral Contacts at national and international level with relevant organizations, businesses, regional authorities or other national entities for the promotion of the agrofood products of the region.

- Cooperation with organizations (universities, chambers, public authorities and organizations, private companies, cooperatives and associations) in Greek and European level, to jointly promote common objectives and exchange of information, ideas, experiences.

- Design and elaborate training programmes (including modern trends and techniques) to increase the competitiveness of the business in the region and development of specialized and high added value human resources.

- Enhancing employment growth and income in the agrofood sector resulting to the improved quality of life of the people involved.

- The interconnection of rural and tourism sector of Central Macedonia.

- Constant study and monitoring of agricultural products (raw and processed) regarding the production, processing and their distribution to have a complete and updated picture in order to support and make strategic decisions and policies.

- Conducting market research and informing members about consumer and market trends, with the continuous monitoring of product prices, both locally, nationally and globally.

- Any other related to the aforementioned action that aims to promote the consumption of products produced in Central Macedonia.

Mots clés et domaine d'activité:

 Pêche et alimentation
 Sécurité alimentaire
 Jeunes agriculteurs
 Agriculture sociale

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