The Association of Imathia's Agricultural Cooperatives is the initiative of eight (8) of the largest Agricultural Cooperatives (Producers Organizations) to join forces and present themselves in the market as one. The Cooperatives, as well as the Association, are all located in the Prefecture of Imathia, Region of Central Macedonia, Northern Greece, an area with a wide tradition in the cultivation and processing of Fruits.
The Members of the Assosiation are the following:
• A.C. of Naoussa (Agricultural Cooperative of Naoussa)
• A.S.E.P.O.P. of Naoussa
• A.C. of Messi
• A.C. of Meliki
• A.C. of Ammos "Neos Aliakmon"
• Α.C. of Episkopi
• A.S.O.P. of Episkopi
• A.C. of Veria "Venus Growers"
The main activity of the Association and its members is the production of peaches, both table and industrial (for preserves, fruit salads, etc.). In 2014, the Consortium produced 30% of the total output of peaches of Greece, which ranks as the third largest table peach producer country in the EU, and top one in industrial. In addition to peaches, its members also produce Nectarines, Apricots, Cherries, Apples, Pears, Kiwis, and Plums.
All the members hold the required quality certificates (Global Gap, ISO 22000, ISO 9001, BRC, IFS) and adhere faithfully to the food health and safety specifications set by the EU, and the same applies to each individual customer.