On the 28th of December 2023, Professor Mattas visited the flooded area in Thessaly, Greece. Despite time passing, over 10,000 hectares remain submerged, causing severe damage to agriculture and infrastructure.
During his visit, Professor Mattas engaged in discussions with leaders from farm associations. The focus was on harnessing the power of biodiversity within crops to mitigate the catastrophic repercussions of future floods. The emphasis was on finding sustainable solutions to combat the lasting effects of these natural disasters.
This visit marked a crucial initiative towards understanding and implementing strategies that not only rebuild but also fortify against potential future challenges. The dialogue aimed to pave the way for resilient agricultural practices and infrastructure that can withstand and recover from such adversities.