Congress Information

The International Congress of Traditional Products, will be held at School of Agronomy from Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo at the  Auditorium Eugenio Castro Caldas, from 3 to 5 May 2012.

All European countries have cultural traditions associated with food and traditional products. Considering that traditional products have an important role on the European culture, identity and heritage, the organizing committee of this International Congress of Traditional Products aims to present to all participants a series of experiences from different countries all around Europe.

Nowadays, it is essential to consider and reflect about the valorization of lands and traditional products. In this sense, the organizing committee aim that this international could be a forum for sharing and reflection regarding to:

  • Improve the opportunities for¬†cooperation and networking¬†of the scientific community of the EU, considering some issues¬†such as agriculture, biotechnology, environment, food technology, nutrition and¬†other areas involved;
  • Involve¬†all stakeholders¬†in research,¬†in order to certify that the the¬†implementation¬†of scientific results,¬†will contribute so far for the¬†competitiveness of SMEs¬†in the global market;
  • Develop and promote¬†high standards of¬†food safety, and also improve food quality through¬†innovative processes¬†and bioprocesses, enabling the¬†balanced and sustainable use¬†of raw materials;
  • Contribute for¬†both, food and agriculture industry, be competitive and multifunctional, promoting¬†rural development;
  • Contribute to¬†a¬†better integration between¬†tourism activity¬†in rural areas¬†and enogastronomic¬†activity, as a way of¬†promoting local and traditional products.


Última actualização: 2011.10.30