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New M.Sc. program in Sustainable Agriculture & Management
29th April 2020

Τhe new M.Sc. in Sustainable  Agriculture & Management has been designed to fill a significant gap in the existing post-graduate education. This is the area of “holistic and sustainable methods in crop production to meet the high demands of the climate change adaptation & mitigation, cyclic bio economy, new emerging technologies in Precision Agrciulture and digitalization of agriculture in EU and the World”.

The program focuses on “Managing Innovative Agricultural Production Systems - Holistic Approaches from Farm to Consumers” and fits the philosophy of the American Farm School. The state-of-the-art College facilities - built with the support of generous donors and USAID funds - are the strong pillars of research and quality education offered. 

Areas of innovative research include:

  • precision agriculture methods and technologies
  • sustainable use of UAVs (a.k.a. drones) in agricultural applications
  • new hydroponic plant growing systems
  • water treatment methodologies and technologies
  • bioeconomy and cyclic economy approaches to climate change mitigation
  • biostimulants for enhance crop health and productivity
  • new integrated production management schemes
  • emphasis on new olive production systems adapted for mechanical harvesting and olive oil and table olives quality management systems organic agriculture, IoT (Internet of Things) and sensors technologies. 

The current and future collaborations with academic institutions in Greece and abroad, as well as with businesses in the agrofood sector, will form strong partnerships to investigate and provide specific problem & targeted solutions through education and focused research at graduate level. The new program is also expected to further enhance collaboration and integration with the existing two M.Sc. programs in the areas of food quality and marketing.

For more information, please contact the Recruitment Office: 2310 492 854 / admissions@afs.edu.gr

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