Greece’s food and agriculture industries have been the country’s most important and most reliable export sectors, providing the world with premium quality olive oil, feta cheese, cotton, tobacco and honey, among others.
But one product that has not received as much global attention is Greek wine. The country has been producing very good wines that have begun to catch the attention of connoisseurs in Europe. These wine makers, making slow but sure strides in America and Australia, hope that the rest of the world will soon catch up.
Meanwhile, many traditional food growers and food producers, deeply committed to preserving the quality of their produce and goods, are starting to shed their worries that new technology will negatively impact the superiority of their products. So, we have seen more companies adopt the latest machinery and implement new processes to increase efficiency and raise their output, without compromising quality.
Last year, 16 Greek food companies participated in Japan FoodEx 2019, among them Roussas Dairy (feta cheese), Greek Nature Estate (olive oil) and Trikalinos (cured fish roe), which received an award from Pentawards in 2009 for its innovative packaging and from the International Taste Institute in 2012 for product quality.
The food and agriculture sectors are forecast to further increase their share of Greece’s GDP in the next few years as exporters continue to expand their markets around the world, like the United States, China and Japan.