In the agricultural sector, the EU´s outermost regions benefit from the POSEI arrangements ("Programme d'Options Spécifiques à l'Éloignement et l'Insularité"). These programmes are designed to take account of their geographical and economic handicaps such as remoteness, insularity, small size, difficult topography and climate and economic dependence on a few products.

Like the POSEI programmes, the specific measures in favour of the smaller Aegean islands [eg. all Aegean islands including Gavdos (South Crete), except Crete and Evoia islands) measures have two aims:

  1. To limit the additional costs involved in transporting certain agricultural products to these regions, (eg. supplies with feeds and flours), and
  2. To foster the development of local production of certain products. The benefited products, currently, are:
    • Plums of Scopelos
    • Vineyards (V.Q.P.R.D.)
    • Citrus
    • Beans and vetches
    • Mastic of Chios
    • Cherrie tomatoes of Santorini
    • Artichoke of Tinos
    • Barley of Lymnos
    • Apiculture
    • Sustenance of traditional olive grove
    • Milk for the production of traditional cheeses

These measures, exemplified by the EU legislation, aim at promoting the development of these regions which is hindered by a number of geographical and economic factors.


For more information please contact local offices of Directorates of Rural Economy and Veterinary (“Dieuthinsi Agrotikis Oikonomias kai Ktiniatrikis, D.A.O.K.”) or the Greek version of the relevant site:

EU relevant site: 

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Government Links

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Useful Infromation

1540 Farmers Call Center 

The telephone number "1540" s an automatic telephone service system that is interfacing with the information systems of the Ministry and provides automated answering services.

The currently available "1540" services are:

  • Reply of the Ministry Representative.
  • The update on the single payment payments OPEKEPE (requires identification of the Beneficiary with VAT and the last 4 digits of the Farmer's Identity)
  • Complaints relating to the origin of meat.
  • Information on Greek Food
  • Information about available digital services of the Hellenic Ministry of Rrural Development anf Foods

Contact Us


Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food |

Address: 2 Acharnon,Athens, 101 76, Greece, |

Call Center: +30 (210) 212-4000 |  

Farmers Call Center: 1540 | email:  |


The address of Dir of e-Government and Informatics is: Acharnon 381 & Destouni 2,

Postcode.: 111 43, Athens.




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Υπουργείο Αγροτικής Ανάπτυξης και Τροφίμων |

Διεύθυνση: Αχαρνών 2, Αθήνα, 101 76, Ελλάδα |

Τηλεφωνικό Κέντρο: +30 (210) 212-4000 |  

Κέντρο εξυπηρέτησης Αγροτών: 1540 και το email |


Η ταχυδρομική διεύθυνση της Διεύθυνσης Ηλεκτρονικής Διακυβέρνησης είναι: Αχαρνών 381 & Δεστούνη 2,

Τ.Κ.: 111 43, Αθήνα.




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