Sustainable strategies for the improvement of seriously degraded agricultural areas: The example of Pistachia vera L

EC Environment - Life Programme

With the contribution of the LIFE + financial instrument of the European Union


Recent news, announcements, events and research highlights about the project.

22 May 2015

 On 20 May 2015 an informative event for Aegina's pistachio producers was organized by the Agricultural Association of Aegina Island. AgroStrat presented evaluated results as regards soil and water quality of the area as well as future actions. The Cultivation Management Software was presented as well, while producers were trained on using the tool. 

Speakers on behalf of the AgroStrat consortium:  

Dr. Maria Doula - Benaki Phytopathological Institute - Department of Soil...

15 Jan 2015

The 4th Newsletter of the project which covers the period of April 2014-September 2014 is now available. Click here  and download the newsletter

3 Jan 2015

The 1st demo of the Cultivation Management Software of AgroStrat will be very soon available for downloading.

Read more here

28 Dec 2014

The Soil Science Institute of Athens developed a series of thematic maps of Aegina island to be used by local farmers or other inteerested satakeholders and mainly to be used for the developmet of the decision making tool of Action  A4. The maps were developed in the framework of Action A2 by Dr. S....

21 Sep 2014

On 21 September 2014 and in the framework of the 6th Fistiki Fest, AgroStrat organized a composting training workshop in Aegina island, Greece.During the workshop, Dr. M. Doula, the project coordinator, explained and presented the composting methodology developed in Action A3. Pistachio wastes, manure, straw and zeolite were mixed and a widrow was prepared with the assistance of the participants....

20 Sep 2014

On 20 September 2014, AgroStrat organized an informative Workshop in Aegina island, Greece. The event was organized in the framework of the 6th Fistiki Fest and many local pistachio farmers and citizens participated in. The speakers presented the results of Actions A2,...

10 Aug 2014

AgroStrat participated in the 9th SER European Conference on Ecological Restoration, in Oulu, Finland between 3 and 8 August.

The coordinator of AgroStrat, Dr. Maria Doula, presented the theme : On the development of soil protection and monitoring strategies at agricultural waste disposal areas.
The presentation included results and proposals from AgroStrat but also...

9 Jul 2014

The European project Catch-C organizes an event on 19th November, 2014 in Brussels with the title "Soil mangement for our Europe" during which results and experience from agricultural research on soil management across Europe will be brought together to gain more insight into the future for soil management.


26 Jun 2014

The 3rd Newsletter of the project which covers the period October 2013 - March 2014 is now available here.

22 Jun 2014

AgroStrat participated in the SYMBIOSIS 2014 International Conference. Dr. Maria Doula presented the results of action A3 regarding the preparation of high quality composts using pistachio wastes, manures and straw as feedstock. The use of the natural zeolite clinoptilolite as constituent of the compostable resulted in the...