Welcome to the Department of Agricultural Development

Dear Visitor,

We welcome you to the webpage of the Department of Agricultural Development, Democritus University of Thrace. The purpose of this website is to provide information about the Department’s mission and history, the departmental structure in Orientations, Divisions and Laboratories, the academic, technician and administrative staff, the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs and the rest of the activities of the Department. Through this webpage, you can also find useful links for Department’s announcements, studentship and alumni, and other services of the Democritus University of Thrace.

Athanassios Kimbaris, Professor

Head of Department


The Department of Agricultural Development, Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences of the Democritus University of Thrace, was established in 1999.  The Department is committed to excellence in education and research in Agricultural Science.

Educational and research activities of the Department of Agricultural Development are divided into three Orientations and six Divisions, in which 19 Laboratories are allocated:

– Orientation A: Plant Production, Plant Protection & Environment

– Orientation Β: Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Management

– Orientation C: Food Science & Technology

During the last 20 years, 1008 students have completed their BSc study program and 149 postgraduate students have got the certification as MSc. Furthermore, 27 PhD Theses have successfully been supported and presented.

All research disciplines offer expertise in Agricultural Science and both theoretical and empirical knowledge are transferred to our students in the best possible way.  The Department aims to enhance Agricultural Sciences, develop critical thinking skills to students and present new scientists that perform at the highest quality standards. We pursuit our goals by providing high quality research and coordinating/participating in various national and European academic and research projects in order to dynamically contribute to the production of new knowledge, as required by modern science.