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ProBioSis Interreg III Greece-Italy 2000-2006


Development and promotion for organic farming producting systems (Pro.Bio.Sis.)

I 2101029

The major objective of “Probiosis”, the EU project approved by the managing authority of the Interreg III A Greece-Italy 2000-2006 initiative and funded with 850,000 euro, was to favor a sustainable rural development, compatible with the peculiarities of the area, via the promotion of biological agriculture production systems. The project was the natural continuation of a series of actions initiated by the council of agriculture of the Bari province and the Bonomo research center of Adria (Bari). The initiatives aimed at developing a method for biological agriculture concerning some of the major crops (oil, cherries and vines) of the region of Apoulia (Italy) and those (olives, citrus and kiwi) of Epirus and (vitis) Ionian islands ( Greece).

The means of achieving the project’s objectives was the set-up of a network including universities, research centers and companies from the two countries. In particular, the research activities related specific areas of intervention, such as cultivation techniques and crops protection, policies and instruments for local development and innovative systems for promotion of biological production, typical for the territory. The network was also strengthened through exchange of Greek and Italian professors, researchers and last-year students with the development of a common program for education and research.

Bonomo Research Center, Institute for the Production of Food Products (ISPA), National Consortium of Richerche (CNR), Bari (Lead Partner)
Province of Bari, Bari
Province of Brindesi, Brindesi
Province of Lecce, Lecce
Research Center “Basile Caramia”
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (IAM)
Dipartim. Prosthesis. Piante University of Bari, Bari
TEI of Epirus / Dep. FLA, Arta
TEI of Ionian Islands / DEP OrgFarm, Kefalonia

TEIEP Deliverables

Contribution to Act. 9.1. – Networking / Information sharing / Training [link to Training Schedule]
Contribution to Act. 9.2. and 9.3 – Organic treatment of phytoparasites of predominant local cultivations [link to guidlines for organic kiwi cultivation]
Contribution to Act. 9.4. – Rational use of water for irrigation in the framework of organic farming of olive, citrus and kiwi cultivations [ link to relevant report , link to relevant web tool]
Contribution to Act. 9.5. Know-how dissemination

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Dr. Patakioutas G.

Dr. Tsirogiannis IL