“Back to agriculture to save our economy” was the slogan given by the former President of Greece, Karolos Papoulias, after the meeting he had at The Presidential Mansion, with farmers who were distinguished by the newspaper “agrenda”. He said that he grew up in a livestock village and loves agriculture, while congratulating the farmers for the “wonderful” effort they make.
“I hope you find more imitators,” said the former president of Greece, emphasizing that there are several young children working in the agriciltural field, “which we had completely abandoned.”
Mr. Papoulias also noted that agricultural products are first in line in exports, which, as he mentioned, shows that the country can be based on an agricultural production, which has very good conditions.
Mr. Papoulias met with Antonis Aretoulakis, farmer of Elafonissi, Crete, 3rd AGRICULTURER OF THE YEAR 2012. and Antonis Marakakis, President of the Agricultural Association of Group Production of Early Vegetables and Greenhouse Vegetables of Crete.