The age-old olive groves of Kefalonia and Ithaca are a symbol of the development of biodiversity and ecosystems of high natural value. These trees carry in addition to the excellent quality fruits, the history and the culture of the place, but in recent years they are called to face a multitude of threats such as urbanization and land-use changes (uprooting of monumental olive trees, reduction of biodiversity), the limited knowledge of their environmental and cultural value, the lack of strategic planning for their management and promotion, etc.
In a general effort for the protection of the Olive groves, the Management Body of Ainos National Park in the framework of the Act entitled "BIO_MEMORIES: THE MONUMENTAL OLIVE GROVES AND OLIVE TREES: Recording, Capturing, Dating and Promoting Their High Value "Sustainable Development of the countryside of the Ionian Islands", organized the conference entitled "From the olive tree of Odysseus to the Biomnemes of today".
The event took place on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 10:00 am. at the Capitol Events venue.
-10:00 - 10:30
Attendance - Registrations
-10:30 - 10:45
-10:45 - 11:00
Start of the Conference by Dr. George Drakatos
Chairman of the Board in the Management Body of Ainos National Park
-11:00 - 11:20
Sotirios - Efstathios Kouris
Thematic Deputy Regional Minister of Agricultural Economy and Rural Development
The olive tree as a symbol of our culture
-11:20 - 11:40
Dr. Spyridon Theotokatos
Director of the Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Kefalonia and Ithaca
Thiakokefalonian olive cultivation. Present and future
-11:40 - 12:00
Assistant Professor, Department of Environment, Ionian University
The Monumental Olive groves of the Ionian. Monitoring, Protection, Promotion.
-12:00 - 12:20
Anastasia - Eleni Magoula
Head of NCSR of Kefalonia and Ithaca
Presentation of the environmental education program:
A hug from the Kefalonian olive tree.
-12:20 - 12:40
Agronomist of the Directorate of Rural Development of Kefallinia
The harmful organism Xylella fastidiosa in the cultivation of the Olive
Current situation and ways of dealing with it.
-12:40 - 13:00
Analyst - Researcher of Toposophy Company
Trends and Perspectives for the Specialized Development of Wine Tourism
-13:00 - 13:20
Sustainable management of centuries-old olive trees as part of a different development model of the Greek countryside.
-13:20 - 13:40
Conclusions - Discussion
-13:20 - 13:40