SUPPORT OF THE GREEK AGRICULTURE DURING 1988 - 1997

D. Ν. BOURDARAS
Athens, March 2004

 In the developing countries agricultural production forms an important percentage of GDP, while in the developed countries food safety and environmental protection are considered important sectors. Usually, the agricultural sector absorbs an important percentage of employment while at the same time it concerns the less prosperous strata of the population. Processing of agricultural products, marketing and consumption of foods is obviously of great importance, as well as their involvement in matters of public health. Due to the aforementioned reasons – and more reasons as well – primary production is supported in several ways.