The agri-food industry is a strategic sector for boosting the Portuguese economy. In recent years there has been a change in the profile of agri-food companies: a greater concern for the quality of raw materials, product differentiation, and a commitment to design and branding are some of the main elements that distinguish this industry, making it a highly competitive sector.
Portugal is a high-quality producer with an increasing degree of innovation, which further strengthens its partnerships as a supplier to various international markets. The Portuguese agri-food industry is one of the sectors with the highest level of development and is enjoying exponential growth, promoting the incorporation of innovation in the production processes of traditional products and the creation of products with high added value.
Companies in the sector are increasingly well-equipped in terms of food safety, operating in compliance with the requirements set by the European Union with the backing of the necessary certifications for global exports.
Wines, oils and preserves are a key part of the acclaimed Mediterranean Diet, and olive oils from Portugal are no exception, winning distinctions at the main international olive oil competitions every year. Portugal is among the world’s top ten exporters of both olive oils and wine. Portuguese agri-food companies have invested in high quality standards as well as the most advanced technical solutions available on the market to modernize their processes and make them more efficient. These factors have led to the rapid evolution of the sector and the companies that operate within it, resulting in a considerable increase in exports from the agri-food industry. The Portuguese climate is ideal for producing fruit and vegetables, which is why Portugal not only comfortably meets its own domestic demand but is also in a position to export large volumes of top quality fresh produce.
Trade relations between the players in the Portuguese agri-food sector and the international market are founded on cooperation and transparency, both of which are key factors when it comes to establishing and sustaining long-term relationships.
The Digital AgriExport 4.0 event, held under the slogan of Take Portugal with You, will take place online between 12 and 23 April this year. The action is organized by Inovcluster, the Agri-Food Association for the Central Region of Portugal, and some 40 international importers have already registered.
This international event is the ideal meeting point for international buyers to get a greater insight into Portuguese specialities – from snacks, cheeses, and preserves to fruit and vegetables, charcuterie, olives and olive oils, wines, and a huge variety of natural, organic products.
Buyers who are interested in taking part in the event should send an email to Inovcluster at firstname.lastname@example.org to request their access code and enjoy all the features available on the digital platform.