AtlanticFoodExport EAPA_466/2016

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Business cooperation to increase Atlantic food products exports

Call 2016
Priority 1. Stimulating innovation and competitiveness
Objective 1.2. Strengthening the transfer of innovation results to facilitate the emergence of new products, services and processes

Lead partner:

Chambre d'Agriculture de la Dordogne
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ERDF funding 1.350.000,00 €
Total budget 1.800.000,00 €
Duration 2017-05-31 - 2020-05-31


The food sector is one of the priority sectors across the Atlantic Area, as one of the region’s largest employers and exporters. It is a growing sector worldwide, with a strong innovation potential (quality and safe products, resource and technical efficiency), and has a significant influence in preserving the natural environment and enhancing the Atlantic rural economies. However, most of this food sector is composed of family owned SMEs producing for local markets that face special difficulties in accessing foreign markets, as well as mass distribution networks.
The Atlantic Food Export project aims to help food sector SMEs from the Atlantic regions to develop innovative strategies and improve their competitiveness in international markets.
With the aim of addressing the internationalisation of SMEs and increasing trade and exports in one of the strategic sectors within the Atlantic Area, the food sector, this project will contribute to and support the:
(i) Improvement of the competitiveness and export capacities of food sector SMEs from the partner regions and the whole Atlantic Area;
(ii) Promotion of business cooperation through knowledge sharing and collaboration;
(iii) Creation of a business support network operating across the Atlantic Area to address the issues of scale and capacity;
(iv) and of course, increase of exports of agri-food products.

Project website:

Partner Location
1 Chambre d'Agriculture de la Dordogne Aquitaine (FR)
2 Asociación de Investigación de Industrias Cárnicas del Principado de Asturias Principado de Asturias (ES)
3 Cámara Oficial de Comercio, Industria y Navegación de Sevilla Andalucia (Huelva, Cádiz and Sevilla) (ES)
4 ADRAVE – Agência de Desenvolvimento Regional do Vale do Ave Norte (PT)
5 Comhairle Cathrach Chorcai Southern and Eastern (IE)
6 Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association Northern Ireland (UK)
7 BIC Innovation West Wales and The Valleys (UK)
8 Conseil Régional Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine (FR)
9 Dirección General de Desarrollo Rural y Agroalimentación Principado de Asturias (ES)
10 Instituto de Desarrollo Económico del Principado de Asturias Principado de Asturias (ES)
11 Federación Asturiana de Empresarios Principado de Asturias (ES)
12 EXTENDA, AGENCIA ANDALUZA DE PROMOCIÓN EXTERIOR S.A. Andalucia (Huelva, Cádiz and Sevilla) (ES)
14 Cámara Oficial de Comercio, Industria, Servicios y Navegación de España Madrid (ES)
15 Associação Integralar – Intervenção de Excelência no Setor Agro-Alimentar Norte (PT)
16 Bord Bia Southern and Eastern (IE)
17 Invest Northern Ireland Northern Ireland (UK)
18 Welsh Assembly Government West Wales and The Valleys (UK)
19 Município de Vila Nova de Famalicão Norte (PT)
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