AgroInov – Innovation in Rural areas

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The knowledge generated in research and innovation projects is hard to access, thus it is vital to create networks for knowledge transfer between production and research.

Project summary: 

The project aims to promote the transfer of knowledge and good practice between the research and horticulture sectors. It has a particular focus on innovations in the production of fruit and vegetables. This new approach should lead to both increased productivity and sustainability. The main focus of activities is on addressing phytosanitary problems that distress fruit and vegetable crops without the use of products harmful to human health and biodiversity.

Project results: 

Identified the main challenges facing fruit and vegetable producers, including challenges in incorporating innovation.

Strengthened the capacity of project partners to transfer knowledge to the sector.

Gained a perspective on medium- and long-term opportunities in terms of production and transformation processes in the fruit and vegetable sector.

Helped draft a research and innovation strategy in the fruit and vegetable sector, which is of increasing importance to Portuguese agriculture.