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SUMMARY OF THE CURRENT STATE OF AGRO/FOOD WORKFORCE AND INDUSTRY IN GREECE CONTRIBUTION OF THE GREEK REPRESENTATIVE TO COUNTRY DATA COLLECTION IOANNIS.

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1 SUMMARY OF THE CURRENT STATE OF AGRO/FOOD WORKFORCE AND INDUSTRY IN GREECE CONTRIBUTION OF THE GREEK REPRESENTATIVE TO COUNTRY DATA COLLECTION IOANNIS PSOMAS, PROFESSOR DEPARTMENT OF HYGIENE AND TECHNOLOGY OF FOOD OF ANIMAL ORIGIN, SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI, THESSALONIKI , GREECE * The data presented here is provided by the Greek Ministry of Agriculture

2 LAND USE Country total surface: sq km Forests surface : sq km (19%) Partly forested land: ,4 sq km (24.6%) Friganic ecosystems: 2 773, 135 sq km (2.1%) Αlpic ecosystems: 4 400, 577 sq km (3.3%) Medows: , 073 sq km (13.3%) Wetlands-lakes-rivers: 2 728, 620 sq km (2.1%) Fallow land: 7 348, 513 sq km (5.6%) Total planted surface: , 500 sq km(30%)

3 AGRICULTURE AND AGRO-BUSINESS WORK FORCE (1998) 6% contribution to total economy of the following sub-sectors: Agriculture 18.46% Forestry 0.25% Fisheries 0.57 % 6No of people employed in the following sub-sectors: Agriculture Forestry Fisheries No of unemployed people in the above sub-sectors Age Unemployed : : : : : 1 749

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13 ANIMAL CAPITAL (1997) Bovine (heads) Sheep (heads) Goats (heads) Pigs (heads)

14 FOOD QUALITY TRENDS AND POLICIES AND FOOD INDUSTRY LEGISLATION All rules, regulations and directives issued by the European Union are valid and fully applied in this country. Trends and policies are also followed. Information concerning food consumption and main indicators of the agro-food industry remain to be provided


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