Multifunctional farms

An agricultural holding is considered as multifunctional, when in addition to its traditional role (primary production), is active in the other two productive sectors: in the secondary and tertiary sector, by trading the produced goods as well as by taking advantage of other non-marketable goods such as agricultural landscapes. This way, each farm focuses on multiple functions and innovative business practices, e.g. tourism an product promotion, with numerous benefits for the owners.
In order for a farm to be register as multifunctional, a three-year economic viability plan is required. QAS can undertake the preparation and submission of the application dossier, the supervision as well as the business plan, the advisory and the know-how.

Measure 10: Denitrification – Reduction of water pollution caused by agricultural activity

Nitrogen pollution is the indirect or direct discharge of nitrogenous compounds into the aquatic environment with significant effects not only on human health but also to the degradation of human ecosystems. Action 10.01.04 sets as its main objective the reduction of water pollution from both nitrate and phosphate ions or plant protection products, which are in the aquatic ecosystems due to extensive agriculture.

QAS can undertake the preparation and submission of the application dossier, the supervision as well as the advisory and the know-how during the cultivation.


Measure 11: Organic Agriculture

Measure 11 is part of the Rural Development Program 2014-2020 and according to it, aid is given to the producers who want to convert or maintain the currently eligible cultivations to organic crops. It consists of two Actions:

Action 11.1.1: Conversion from conventional crops to organic crops

Action 11.2.1: Preservation of organic crops

QAS can undertake the preparation and submission of the application dossier for the organic farmers, the supervision as well as the advisory and the know-how during the cultivation.


Special customer requirements

Many companies involved in the agri-food chain, respecting the consumers’ need for safer and quality products, have established stricter requirements, which in most cases are more demanding than those of the existing Legislation. Their purpose is to supply products of the best possible quality and safe for the consumers.

In QAS, our executives, with their experience and knowledge can provide solutions even for the most strict client requirements. Therefore they can organize and supervise crop production considering the criteria that each client has set.

Specialized Plant Protection Programs

The necessity for safe quality food has led not only to increased product control but also to the establishment of stricter legislation on both national and european level, regarding the maximum residue limit of pesticides on agricultural products (MRL). At the same time, many food distribution companies, or Super Market chains, have established their own standards and controls on products supplied by producers. Quality Agro Solution, having vast experience in the correct use of pesticides and thorough knowledge of both National and Community Legislation in relation to plant protection and pesticide residues, is able to organize and supervise individualized pesticide programs for each crop, aiming at increased crop yields with the least possible use of pesticides.


Environmental impact studies

Every human activity affects the environment to a greater or lesser degree. Ultimately, due to the rapid climate change, the trend towards the production of environmentally safe and climate neutral products has increased while it is imperative to reduce the environmental impact of the human activity. For these reasons, more and more companies are resorting to studies of the environmental impact of their activity, with multiple benefits for both the environment and the company itself.

Product registration as PDO or PGI

As PDO, is characterized a product that owes its unique characteristics to the specificity of the region that is produced, while as PGI, is characterized a product that originates from a specific region, which is used in its characterization, and is produced within its limits.

The registration of Greek products as PDO (Product of Designation of Origin) or PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) is a process with multiple benefits for both the producers and the product, as this way it can be promoted not only domestically but also internationally. Quality Agro Solution, with responsibility and experience, undertakes the preparation and submission of the application dossier for the registration of a product as PDO or PGI as well as the supervision of it until its final registration in the EU Community Register.

Measure 9: Business plans for producers’ groups or producers’ organizations

Business plans are submitted annually by the producers’ group or producers’ organization and aim the following:

  • Production planning
  • Final product quality improvement
  • Final product commercial value enhancement
  • Better promotion of the final products
  • Protection of the environment
  • Crisis prevention and management

Quality Agro Solution undertakes the drafting, submission, and supervision of these business plans, with consistency, knowledge, and experience, while providing alternative solutions to any challenge that the group or organization is called to face.

Producers’ Groups

A producers’ group is an independent legal entity, which is set up by producers (farmers or stockbreeders). This collectivity co-decides and follows joint action to achieve its goals and interests. Through the cooperation and efforts of its members, their earnings and interests are usually more significant than those of their individual efforts. Moreover, producers’ groups are eligible for aid and funding.

The formation of a Producer Group can be achieved with fewer producers while the formation of a Producer Organization requires more producers and an increased business capacity which is expressed by the value of the production.

The benefits for the members are many and can be summarized as follows:

  • Better organization of the production and trading
  • Improvement of the product quality and competitiveness
  • Achievement of better prices and therefore better profit margin

ISO 50001: 2018 Energy

The ISO 50001: 2018 standard sets the requirements for the establishment, implementation, maintenance, and improvement of an Energy Management System EnMS in order to enable the company to follow a systematic approach to achieve continuous improvement of energy efficiency. It is addressed to all categories of companies, regardless of their size or the services / products they offer.