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Human Activities

Primary Sector

The activities of the primary sector are not uniform across the region of the National Park, because climate and soil morphology are varied.

Agriculture

There are crops of citrus fruit, olives, vines, crops with fodder plants (alfalfa, oats, barley, corn) and horticulture (beans, onions, tomatoes) in small areas and quantities intended to meet local needs. There are also cultivations with walnuts, apple trees and cherry trees.

Livestock Farming

There is a significant number of livestock farms (more than 1000) in the area of the National Park, mainly with sheeps and goats, followed by cattles, bovines and mixed farms. The over-activity and the increased number of small farms is a result of owners to have a supplement their income besides their agricultural activities. Livestock farming, despite the small size of the majority of farms, is an important factor in shaping the region's income. The problems facing livestock farming (aging population and workers, animal nutrition, lack of grazing areas, etc.) lead to a gradual reduction of the activity in the total produced local product.

Fisheries - Aquaculture

In the region, fishing has been progressively booming mainly due to inland water crops. There are trout and salmon farms which are located mainly in Planitero and there is also one in the area of Krathis (Peristera).

Forestry

The contribution of forestry with the supply of timber to inhabitants is of particular value and is an important factor in the social area of the region.

Secondary Sector

There are small units for the processing of agricultural products in the area, such as livestock products in the mountain areas of the National Park and grape wine making and olive processing in the lowland - coastal zone.

In the area wood carving crafts (domestic, etc.) and woolen household items (blankets etc.) are producing and selling. This is an activity that was previously well developed, especially in the area of Klitoria.

Tertiary Sector

Trade

Trade in the region involves the product distribution, mainly to meet local needs, targeting the locals and the large number of visitors. Trade includes mainly traditional local products such as honey, dairy products from local dairies, rose-sugar, spoon sweets, tree nuts such as chestnuts, walnuts etc, and aromatic plants and herbs (tea, oregano, sage, etc.).

Tourism

Kalavryta is an extremely dynamic tourist region due to its large number of monuments and its exceptional natural beauty. Tourist development was based on the past decades in short term visitors, who were choosing Kalavryta during the summer period. The operation of the Kalavryta Ski Center has significantly diversified the data of tourism demand.

Written by Super User. Posted in NATIONAL PARK

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