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The Section of Documentation of the Directorate for the Agricultural Policy and Documentation collects and processes the essential data for the agricultural sector (e.g. trade for agricultural products, annual statistical agricultural research, etc), in cooperation with the Section for Statistics and the National Statistical Service of Greece.

It provides thematic maps on a Regional, Prefecture and Municipality level.

In addition, the Section collects and elaborates statistical data of plant production, in cooperation with the Section for Statistics and provides models for data input and elaboration.

It has designed the website of the Directorate, and is responsible for upgrading, updating and feeding of the site with information and data.
The site contains contains E.U. regulations, European Council sessions and Committees of the E. Commission, issues of foreign and fiscal policy, statistical data, foreign trade, thematic maps, CAP implementation information, agro-tourism, articles, studies, works, presentation of the library of the Ministry etc. The whole Directorate contributes to the feeding of the website.

The library of the Ministry is managed by our Section. The selection of the library is the biggest in the country for agricultural issues, exceeding 100,000 volumes, magazines and informative material. There are books from 19th century, publications from national and international organizations (FAO, INIA, OCDE) and from the E.U. It also contains the national legislation from 1920 onwards in a printed and electronic form. The library is equipped by the necessary librarian software, provided by the National Centre of Documentation. It is upgraded in many fields, such as proper allocation of book catalogues in accordance with the topics and titles, in such a way to make the library accessible to any interested reader.
 

Information: Thanassis Papoulias, tel. 210 212 5502, e-mail: ax5u057@minagric.gr