50. The impact of education in the competitiveness of the agricultural industry

Author: Evangelos Vergos, Konstantinos Rotsios, Stavroula Antonopoulou, Despina Theodoridou, Katerina Roumelioti

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The development and progress of the wider agricultural sector enters a distinct era of evolution. Agricultural production and related services are facing new dynamics and encounter challenges regarding social, financial and ecological issues. Those issues create opportunities and needs of entrepreneurship in the rural communities. Investments in new knowledge gained through formal and non-formal education and technology applied research addressed to farmers, services’ organizations and to consumers would assist sustainability of rural areas.