Innovation Capacity Building by Strengthening Expertise and Research in the Design,
                                             Planning and Operations of Green Agrifood Supply Chains

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The GREEN-AgriChains project aims at strengthening the expertise and research in the fields of Agrifood supply chain management and logistics, through a coherent set of measures that will support and mobilize the human and material resources and promote knowledge transfer and innovation. The proposed project will add value to the University’s research potential by upgrading logistics and supply chain management in the research agenda, thus, improving efficiency and achieving a systemic approach to the research challenges of the sector. Additionally, A.U.Th. will design and elaborate state-of-the-art supply chain management strategies, policies and systems that will assist the Agrifood business world to become acquainted with the merits of holistic, end-to-end approaches towards their supply chain and logistics networks.

Specifically, the objectives of the GREEN-AgriChains project are the following:


Develop A.U.Th.’s research excellence in the areas of Agrifood Supply Chain Management and Logistics.


Reinforce and Consolidate A.U.Th.’s overall research potential in Agrifood Logistics Management.


Develop strategic partnerships with international, well acknowledged research entities.


Promote synergies with European stakeholders and policy-makers.


Assist the Agrifood Sector SMEs in The Southeastern European and Mediterranean Region in becoming more competitive, by adopting new SCM Techniques and Logistics Practices developed through research.


Foster transnational cooperation in the Agrifood Sector between A.U.Th. and the participating organizations.


Enable a comprehensive approach towards the Agrifood Supply Chain by promoting Agrifood Waste Management Issues.


Unlock the full research potential of A.U.Th. for a better integration in the enlarged European research area.


Increase the overall capacity of the Southeastern European and Mediterranean Region in enhancing Science and Technology Based Economic Development, focused on the Agrifood Industry.


Raise business awareness about corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the field.


Participation of A.U.Th.’s Research Staff at International Conferences or short term Training Events, for knowledge sharing, network building and to exposure to global trends.


Dissemination and promotional activities to ensure increased visibility of the selected research entities and their activities within the EU and beyond.

Aug, 2015

GREEN-AgriChains Event

Final Dissemination Event

At September 18th, 2015 will take place the Final Dissemination Event of GREEN-Agrichains Project in the Marivaux Hotel, Brussels, Belgium.

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Jul 2015

Recruited Experts News

Greek Pellet Market Outlook

Extensive research on the Greek Pellet Market was conducted in the context of the GREEN-Agrichains Project. Critical results of interest were presented in the context of the 14th Pellets Industry Forum that was co-organized by Solar Promotion GmbH, the European Pellet Council, and the European Biomass Association (AEVIOM) in Munich, June 11-12, 2015.


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Mar 20, 2015

 GREEN-AgriChains Event

Fifth Info Day

The fifth Info Day of the GREEN-AgriChains project took place on the 20th March, 2015 in International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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27 - 30 May, 2015

GREEN-AgriChains Event

International Conference

At 27 - 30 May 2015 took place the 1st International Conference on Agrifood Supply Chain Management & Green Logistics in the Porto Carras Grand Resort.

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Mar 2015

Recruited Experts News

Best Young Researcher Award (Biomass)

One of the senior post-doctoral researchers of the GREEN-Agrichains project, Dr. Agorasti-Eri Toka, was awarded as the Best Young Researcher on Biomass at World Sustainable Energy Days 2015 (24-26 February, Wels/Austria) by Mr. Rudi Anschober, Regional Minister for Energy, Upper Austria and Mr. Gerhard Dell, Director of OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria.


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The GREEN-AgriChains project has been funded with support from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1) under Grant Agreement No. 316167.