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The 5 pillars of our strategy will be supported by practical activities, capable of creating value for the entire food chain.

Meet our current and future projects:

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An Erasmus+ Small-Scale Partnership project, coordinated by CPIA Udine, with the aim of

- Raising participants' awareness of the importance of food sustainability and healthy eating

- Promoting cultural exchange through the sharing of traditional salad recipes and

- Improving participants' digital skills through the use of digital tools and storytelling.


Soil Health and Function Laboratory

By examining the microbial communities present in the soil and their associated-functions, farmers gain valuable insights into soil health, and function.


EIT Food Career Day

Explore the career pathways in the agrifood industry

Career Day aims to demonstrate to Secondary School students (future adults) the essential routes of higher education that can lead to gratifying and inspiring careers, driving innovation within the entire agrifood value chain.

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Evaluate the potential for the use and valorisation of co-products from the national agro-industry in the production of organic fertilisers, such as co-products from the brewing industry, fruit juices and pulps, olive groves, vineyards and bioactive substances from co-products.


EIT Food HealthySoil4Life Summer School

This immersive experience is specifically designed to nurture entrepreneurial skills and empower individuals who share a deep passion for agri-food and sustainability.



Deep Tech Innovation Programme for Agrifood

Accelerate capacity building in entrepreneurship and innovation
of the higher education institutions involved, in domains of deep tech that enable agrifood by-product valorisation



Smart sustainable farms, foods and trade - European Digital Innovation Hub

We are the digital innovation hub for the agri-food sector, the single point of access for the digitalisation of the sector, from farm to fork.


SustainableFoods TestBed

Support companies that are developing new digital products/services to become commercially viable.

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Rede Nacional para a Alimentação Equilibrada e Sustentável

The National Network for Balanced and Sustainable Food will apply an integrated approach involving the several actors involved in territorial food systems aiming a systemic change of food behavior and valorization of the Mediterranean diet.



Integrated valorization of acorns and their by-products as raw material for the development of new innovative food products


Montado Plus

Recovery of ecosystems in semi-arid areas, promoting stands with more adapted ecological structures in Montado


Design simple and advanced biodiversity monitoring systems to measure biodiversity in the fields while combining classical indicator systems with new technological approaches.


EIT Food Seed Bed Incubator

Startup market discovery programme.

A 4-6 month programme that aims to transform science
& technology-based innovations into market-validated businesses


EIT Food Grow Workshops

The Grow Workshops are educational sessions for debate on emerging trends and technologies in the area of sustainability in the agricultural sector.



Promote the inland regions and their companies and products, demonstrating the quality of their products through the entities of the national scientific system.



Relate food choices and climate change impacts; Promote the production and consumption of local and seasonal foods, reducing the carbon footprint associated with food transportation and storage.

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Support the development of resilient and competitive production systems and enhanced provision of ecosystem services from degraded and marginal soils, by facilitating sustainable fibre
value chains
in European industries.

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Innovation for Sustainable Aquaponics Systems; Increase production, closer to consumption.

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Agriculture Innovation using Remote Sensing (AIRS)

Intends to combine the areas of artificial intelligence and remote sensing to create a technological solution to monitor the grape leafs in vineyards.

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Improve value chains through innovative business models for small farmers.



Territorial network that promotes and raises awareness among the community on how to obtain healthy and sustainable diets through food education sessions, events and capacity building materials.



This platform brings together all the organic operators. It promotes the sharing of contacts, knowledge and sustainable practices.



Unleash the structural transformation of the Portuguese forestry sector, intervening in a concerted manner throughout the value chain towards the digital transition, economic resilience and carbon neutrality, boosting the sustainability of the forest and contributing to the increase of the sector's business competitiveness.

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Proteina Verde: planting the food of the future

Promote a gradual transition to an agriculture and food system based predominantly on vegetable protein, thus contributing to reducing the ecological footprint.


EIT Food Post-Harvest School

This programme offers a unique, intensive, and hands-on immersion on the topics of sustainable and regenerative agriculture and its impact on the food production systems. Participants will be able to choose the most relevant topics for their activities.


RIS PDS - Feel Local Portugal

Join this contemporary workshop aiming to develop and strengthen the communication between producers and consumers (short supply chain).



Obtain an optimized and innovative methodology to measure the effectiveness and impact of EU support programs in Portugal.

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InnovPlanet Summer School

An unique and intensive immersion to state of the art methodologies and tools to develop sustainable agriculture with a focus on the importance of digital transformation and the implementation of smart farming technologies.

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An Erasmus+ project aimed at creating a network of contacts between almond producers

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SAL - Semente AmbientaL

The SAL - Environmental Seed project aims to implement and test through a pilot project, the future program of consumption and healthy eating habits in all school education cycles in the Idanha-a-Nova region.

Sustainable Agriculture

Testing, implementing, and disseminating new approaches to agricultural food systems and their value chains to achieve economic, social, and environmental sustainability is our goal.

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Highly Qualified Human Resources

Food4Sustainability aims to put Portugal at the forefront of circular food production systems with low carbon emissions and reduced water use within 5 years.

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