Adding value to crops produced in Atlantic mountain regions 2016-05-05 20:35:26
In the Euro-Atlantic zone remain territorial imbalances between coastal flat areas -subject to intense urban pressure and human occupation - and mountain areas, than even standing relatively close to the sea, are less developed and attractive.
Atlantic Mountain regions have maintained a rurality that, associated with a negative demographic development, progressive aging, limiting competitiveness of some agricultural sectors and weak existing links between the scientific and technological system and business environment - with a predominance of traditional SMEs, It has conditioned their evolution and the cooperation with coastal areas, accentuating inequalities in Atlantic area.
The main objective of this project is to promote a sustainable development in Atlantic mountains regions based on science, knowledge, and innovation through transnational cooperation. For this purpose, it is intended to create innovation networks that develop new food products, by incorporating new ingredients from mountain region agricultural production, using the lower commercial value lots of raw fruits, seeds, and other crops, but that meet the food safety requirements.
Adding value to these lots of raw products, the innovative foodstuffs could promote Atlantic mountain endogenous potential, decreasing the neglect of lands, and to preserve landscape and ecosystem services, contributing to science and sustainable development in the Atlantic mountains and to the territorial cohesion.
Lead partner
Instituto Politécnico de Bragança » Portugal
Escola Superior Agrária

» Portugal

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Contact person
Maria de Fátima Lopes da Silva
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