Alongside other factors, the “monoculture of tourism” has caused productive land to be abandoned and consequently a great dependence on food imports. Still many people choose to produce some of their own food and to buy local. Modern as well as traditional businesses with high quality food products, can be found on most of the islands, such as olive oil in Zakynthos, wine in Kefalonia, honey and kum-quat in Corfu, dairy in Kefalonia and Ithaka; mostly small in size. Turning to food production professionally comes with challenges; support can make a difference.

Sustainable Agriculuture Grants

  • EU financing for a sustainable future in the Ionian Islands

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