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Springer Earth System Sciences

Innovative Approaches and Applications for Sustainable Rural Development

8th International Conference, HAICTA 2017, Chania, Crete, Greece, September 21-24, 2017, Selected Papers

Editors: Theodoridis, Alexandros, Ragkos, Athanasios, Salampasis, Michail (Eds.)

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  • Modern Topics - This volume addresses subjects of great importance for rural development highlighting the vital role of ICTs for a sustainable and resilient agricultural sector. 
  • Quality - The best papers presented in the HAICTA 2017 Conference has been selected for publication in this volume, based on their evaluation score during a double blind peer review process.
  • Innovations - Applications of ICTs which can be potentially introduced as innovations to similar production systems.
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This book presents selected papers from the 8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment (HAICTA 2017) which examine sustainable rural development in the context of environmental, economic, and the socio-cultural dimension. This book raises awareness of the importance of sustainable management in agriculture using examples of actual industry cases, sustainable management practices, new forms of rural cooperation and entrepreneurship.

 

About the authors

Prof. Alexandros Theodoridis is Assistant Professor in Animal Production Economics and Applied Statistics, at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His main research interests include agricultural economics, agricultural policy, animal production economics, statistical analyses and evaluation of experimental data and design of farm management surveys. Dr. Theodoridis has participated in several scientific projects funded by Greek governmental bodies, European Union and private companies and organizations and he has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journal and conferences in various fields of Agricultural Economics and Applied Statistics.

Dr. Ragkos Athanasios is an Agricultural Economist currently employed as a Researcher at the Agricultural Economics Research Institute of the Greek Agricultural Organization “Demeter”.He has taught several courses in Greek Universities and Technological Institutions. He has participated in 22 research projects (one of which as Coordinator) and has published more than 55 papers in peer-reviewed journals and Conference Proceedings. His research fields include the economics of agriculturaland animal production, environmental economics, the multifunctional character of agriculture and extensive farming systems, project appraisal and sustainable rural development. He is experienced in designing interdisciplinary approaches regarding the above-mentioned research fields by maintaining close collaboration with scientists of relevant fields.

Prof. Michail Salampasis is professor of Internet Technologies at the department of Informatics at the TEI of Thessaloniki.  He was also a Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology. His main research interests are in applied and interdisciplinary studies in information science, information seeking in large professional search systems, patent search, distributed information retrieval and search systems evaluation. He is author or co-author of over 80 publications in refereed journals and international conferences.  

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • A New Development Paradigm for Local Animal Breeds and the Role of Information and Communication Technologies

    Pages 3-21

    Ragkos, Athanasios (et al.)

  • Restructuring the Greek Forest Sector in Order to Facilitate Rural Development in Greece

    Pages 23-35

    Koulelis, Panagiotis

  • Best Practices for Frugal and Sustainable Innovation

    Pages 37-57

    Valsamidis, Stavros

  • Group Evaluation of Water Management Plans with Analytic Hierarchy Process and Social Choice Methods

    Pages 59-84

    Srdjevic, Bojan (et al.)

  • Agroforestry Systems and Innovation in Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Chain (EVOO) in Central Italy: A Multi-stakeholder Perspective

    Pages 85-99

    Pisanelli, Andrea (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovative Approaches and Applications for Sustainable Rural Development
Book Subtitle
8th International Conference, HAICTA 2017, Chania, Crete, Greece, September 21-24, 2017, Selected Papers
Editors
  • Alexandros Theodoridis
  • Athanasios Ragkos
  • Michail Salampasis
Series Title
Springer Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02312-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02312-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02311-9
Series ISSN
2197-9596
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 400
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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