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Portugal is the largest global producer of cork and is one of EIT Food’s RIS countries

Agriculture as Portugal’s economic backbone

Portugal’s agrifood sector is one of the leading employers in the country. Thanks to good weather and landscape conditions, it has a very diversified agriculture, where fruit and vegetables are the key crops. Furthermore, Portugal’s ability to reinvent themselves and create new products and new production techniques makes Portugal an outstanding EIT Food member.

Room for Improvement

While Portuguese R&D is in full bloom, with a highly skilled workforce and with a substantial research potential, the investment in environmental technologies still remains low. EIT Food can foster innovation by creating connections among different actors and supporting the empowerment and enhancement of small producers.

In essence, Portugal has much potential for becoming a leading innovator thanks to the regeneration of rural areas, the competitiveness of the agrifood sector and the development of new solutions.

Portuguese cuisine is based on the use of olive oil, rice, pastries, seafood and a mix of foreign ingredients obtained thanks to the trade routes established centuries ago.

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EIT Food hub for Portugal

CLC South
Calle de Serrano Anguita 13
Madrid 28004

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Innovation projects

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Agrifood is increasingly attracting investment worldwide, still, however, angel investors are not as active as needed in the sector, in particular beyond technology light solutions and more into disruptive innovation. The Agrifood…
EIT Food is one of the partners of this project funded by the European Commission

Upcoming events


V FUN&FAN will be back in Bilbao in October

October 25, 2023 + 1 other date

EIT Food Venture Summit 2023

November 09, 2023