Tag Archives: Portugal

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 […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

Portugal and Tavira lead the coordination 2024 of the seven states and communities of the Mediterranean Diet

After celebrating the 10th anniversary of the inscription of the MD as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on 4 December 2023, 2024 will be a special date for Tavira. There are numerous projects that we have been developing within the community with the aim of safeguarding and disseminate the Mediterranean Diet, namely craft workshops, culinary […]

A Taste of History: Tavira’s Palácio da Galeria Presents Interactive Culinary Events Celebrating the Mediterranean Diet

The kitchen of the exhibition “Mediterranean Diet – A Millenary Intangible Cultural Heritage” at Tavira Municipal Museum/Palácio da Galeria used for culinary demonstrations in partnership with the Vila Real de Santo António School of Hospitality and Tourism | 18 October and 7 November 2023 In the context of World Food Day, the Vila Real de […]

Celebrating Heritage: Tavira Workshop and Lisbon Exhibition Mark 20th Anniversary of UNESCO Convention

The commemorations for the 20th Anniversary of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage featured a workshop in Tavira and an exhibition in Lisbon: “The Feast” of Portuguese Intangible Cultural Heritage. In 2023, the Directorate General for Cultural Heritage (DGPC) celebrated the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of […]