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Dr. Smaragda Sotiraki
Veterinary Research Institute VRI
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Tel. +30 2310356373

Hellenic Agricultural Organisation - Demeter (HAO-DEMETER), Greece (formerly NAGREF)


Established in 1989 the Hellenic Agricultural Organisation - Demeter (HAO-DEMETER)(forerly National Agricultural Research Foundation NAGREF) is responsible for Agricultural Research and Technology in Greece functioning as a private entity, under the auspices of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food.

HAO-DEMETER conducts research in the diverse areas of agricultural economy and development, fishery, aquaculture, internal waters, forest ecosystems and natural environment, land production, environmental management, technology, quality and safety of agricultural products and food, animal production and animal health-zoonoses. HAO-DEMETER has 205 researchers, and 893 technical and administrative staff.

Members of the following HAO-DEMETER institutions are involved in the LowInputBreeds project:

  • The Veterinary Reseach Institute of Thessaloniki VRI
  • The Research Station Assomaton, Crete RS