Beneficiary 3 Chios Mastiha Growers Association (CMGA)

General Description: Chios Mastiha Growers Association was founded in 1938 as a compulsory agricultural cooperative according to Law 1390 and represents an entity that has undertaken the exclusive management of natural Chios Mastiha in Greece and abroad. It is the collective representative organ of 20 primary cooperatives founded in the 24 mastiha villages (Mastihohoria) of southern Chios. Today, Chios Mastiha Growers Association has approximately 4.850 members and is among the largest organizations in North Aegean periphery. The main business and co-operational activities of the Association concern:    1. The organization and management of the agricultural production.  2. Support offered to mastiha growers-associates.  3. Dealing with matters regarding the legal protection of mastiha and its relevant trade marks.  4. The coordination and support of scientific research regarding the lentisk, as well as mastiha’s attributes, action and different uses.  5. The cleaning, packaging and trade of natural mastiha, as well as the design, confection and trade of ELMA products.  6. The research and development of new products.  7. The production and trade of mastiha products (mastiha oil, mastiha oil flavour, mastiha powder, mastiha water)

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: “This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 under grant agreement No 691247”.