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From Traditional Crafts to Innovation 2024

 Ideas Contest TAGUS (Association for the Integrated Development of Inland Ribatejo), through the AO.RI project (Arts and Crafts of Inland Ribatejo) and the municipalities of Abrantes, Constância and Sardoal organised the second edition of the ideas contest: “From Traditional Crafts to Innovation”, with the aim to stimulate innovation through the creative transformation of handicrafts, from […]

Rice Genetic Improvement in Portugal

The Centro Operativo e Tecnológico do Arroz (COTArroz) released a detailed technical document on Rice Genetic Improvement in Portugal This document provides an overview of advances in the genetic improvement of rice in Portugal. It explores the efforts underway to develop new varieties adapted to the soil and climate conditions of rice-growing regions, with greater […]

Celebration of Popular Saints in Tavira

Saint Anthony, Saint John and Saint Peter As in many other Portuguese towns and cities, June is a special month in Tavira, marked by the celebration of the Popular Saints – Santo António (Saint Anthony), São João (Saint John) and São Pedro (Saint Peter). The celebrations will feature a series of traditions and festivities involving […]

Dalmatinska Marenda (Dalmatian Brunch)

Turistička zajednica Splitsko – dalmatinske županije with the ŠKMER ACMER (Association of Chefs of Mediterranean and European Regions) started the Dalmatinska Marenda project a year ago, which promotes Dalmatian gastronomy through education and masterclasses. The project is not only of a gastronomic character, it is a kind of link of all social components where the […]

Safe Food in Alto Tâmega e Barroso

The project “Safe Food in Alto Tâmega e Barroso” is a part of the PNAES (National Plan forBalanced and Sustainable Food) and was approved under the European financing programPDR2020 (Technical Assistance Rural Network). The project is supported by a partnershipwhich is constituted by two regional partners: ADRAT – Association for the Development of AltoTâmega Region, […]

Celebrating the Recognition of the Museo Vivente della Dieta Mediterranea by the Italian Minister of Health

The Museo Vivente della Dieta Mediterranea in Pioppi has been acknowledged by the Italian Minister of Health as a national hub for promoting the principles of the Mediterranean Diet, a cornerstone of preventive medicine and longevity. This recognition highlights the museum’s vital role in spreading awareness about the Mediterranean Diet, especially among younger generations, positioning […]

The Dryland Orchard book

Last February, at the event to present the book “O Pomar de Sequeiro” (The Dryland Orchard), the President of the Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDRALG), José Apolinário, highlighted the importance of agriculture and rural development for the ALGARVE 2030 regional development strategy. He also defended the integration of the Mediterranean Diet into this […]

Mediterranean Diet: Scientifically reaffirmed as the healthiest, most sustainable eating pattern

The XIV International Mediterranean Diet Conference demonstrates, throughscientific evidence, the Mediterranean Diet’s fundamental pillars and the need topromote its adherence. The update of the Mediterranean Diet pyramid reflects an ongoing commitment topromoting health and well-being, through the adoption of eating habits that reflectthe essential principles of the Mediterranean Diet and its lifestyle. Barcelona, March 27, […]

Mediterranean Diet Agenda

Although Portugal is not one of the countries in the so-called Mediterranean basin, its proximity to these countries has brought to Portugal traditions and eating habits typical of that region, including festivities, traditions, and certain specific eating habits, such as the use of olive oil, fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, honey, the consumption of […]