Sustainable Agriculture Today Means Food Balance in the Future


Sustainable Agriculture Today Means Food Balance in the Future

02 Jun 2022

Between the 2nd and 3rd of June Transition2BIO participated in the Event: “Sustainable Agriculture Today Means Food Balance in the Future” in the Open Week of EPA – Professional School of Agriculture and Rural Development of Carvalhais/Mirandela and the inauguration of the Sustainability House.

EPA is located at Quinta de Carvalhais, with more than 50 years of experience, 57 acres and more than 200 national and international students, it assumes itself as a hub that unites and promotes regional development.

This event was also part of the European Climate Pact, a movement of people united around a common cause, each taking steps to build a more sustainable Europe for all of us. Launched by the European Commission, the Climate Pact is part of the European Green Deal and is helping the EU to meet its goal to be the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050.

Loba as Transition2BIO partner, together with the European Climate Pact ambassadors Dr. Francisco Costa, President of Sustainary South Europe and Africa, and Dr. Amélia Delgado, Algarve University took part in different panels, debates, and activities.

The event opened with a speech from the representative of The European Commission in Portugal, Dr. Sofia Moreira de Sousa. Which highlighted the importance of European Projects to promote and develop Bioenconomy for a sustainable world and the implications in agriculture and the development of the inner regions of Portugal.

Throughout this event, relevant topics such as “The Role of local actors in the implementation of European policies”; “European Financing Opportunities for a More Sustainable Economy” and “Bioeconomy and the implication in agriculture” were presented and discussed. These panels were open to EPA students from Portugal and PALOP (Portuguese-speaking African countries) as well as the general community.

Government entities such as representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture; the Mayor of Mirandela and President of the Parish Council of Carvalhais; the Education Councillor of Mirandela and the Education Representatives were present.

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