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Agronutritional Cooperation of the Region of Crete


Agrοnutritional cooperation of Region of Crete

The “Agrοnutritional cooperation of Region of Crete” is a specialized body, and constitutes the main tool for implementing the strategic plan for the development and upgrading of the food industry on the island. Apart from the main partner, which is the Region of Crete, private companies operating in the food industry of Crete, chambers, groups of producers and associations of agricultural cooperatives participate as well. The main areas in which the «Agrοnutritional cooperation» operates are the following:

  1. Support of the strategic development of the primary sector of Crete.
  2. Support of the management of the “Basket of Goods of Crete” and guidance of producers.
  3. Standards creation for the certification of products with the brand name “CRETE”.
  4. Certification of restaurants and hotels with the quality label “CRETAN CUISINE”.
  5. Supporting the networking of producers and companies of the agri-food sector.
  6. Promotion of Cretan agri-food products.
  7. Management of the Centre of Cretan Gastronomy which operates in Rethymnon as a display area of the certified products labeled «CRETE», as well as a food tasting, education and seminar area. Its epicenter is the Cretan culinary model, the traditional cuisine and the Cretan diet.
  8. Creation of an integrated marketing strategy for the Cretan products.
  9. Utilization of programs and funds.
  10.  Connection of agricultural production to tourism through:

-          the increase in consumption of Cretan products in the hotels of Crete -          the strengthening and development of agritourism, gastronomy and wine tourism. The Agrοnutritional cooperation of Region of Crete which was founded by Law 4015/2011, is the first attempt at Greece and comes to meet with a contemporary approach, flexible operation and effectiveness an important need such as the creation of a new dynamic in the primary sector of Crete and its connection with the domestic and international market. For further information about the company and the certification of the Quality label “CRETE” which refers to Cretan products, about the Quality Label of the Cretan cuisine and the Quality label of “Open wineries” please contact:

Τ: 2813 410217-8 | F: 2813 410219| @:

Markou Moussourou 15 (Apollonio), office 110, 71201 Heraklion, Crete

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