This conference aims at serving as a forum for the presentation and discussion on cherry-tomato cultivation and the technology and promotion issues related to this up and coming product.
Santorini is the most appropriate location for hosting this conference, as besides being one of the most beautiful and unique places in the world, the cherry-tomato ("tomataki" to the local people) has long been produced on this volcanic island. Tomato paste production from this "tomataki", and wine making, constituted the base of Santoriniís economy in the nineteenth century and for the first seventy years of the twentieth century. Today the "tomataki" is still an important ingredient in Santoriniís cuisine during the months of June, July and August when it is in season on the island.
The organizers of the "Cherry-tomato Santorini 2nd International Conference" invite scholars and practitioners from all related fields to share their knowledge, views and opinions and to enjoy the rich social program of the conference in the perfect setting... the famous island of Santorini.
History, origin and the spread of Cherry Tomato
Santorini cherry tomato and its biodiversity
Soil, fertilizer and water requirements
Pests and diseases
Conventional and biological crop management
Hydroponic (Soil less) Cultivation
Genetics, breeding, maintenance and seed production
Harvesting and post harvest handling
Products and uses
The Cherry Tomato's role in contemporary nutrition
The Cherry Tomato in comparison to the "Beefsteak" tomato
Economical data - Prospects
Legal aspects: Certification and sanction of title origin
Who should attend
Universities, research centers & technical institutes
Tomato and cherry-tomato producers
Agricultural Machinery and Equipment suppliers
Agricultural Supplies Companies
Agricultural technology suppliers & service providers
Production and trade seed companies
Crop protection specialists
Food and nutrition specialists
Governmental & local authorities
Agricultural and rural development specialists
Agricultural legislation and policy makers
Cycladic islands folklore specialists
Specialists on Santorini's old tomato paste factories
The official language of the conference will be English. Simultaneous interpretation from/to Greek will be provided.