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AML attended a conference on short food circuits organized by the Setúbal City Council at the Sociedade Filarmónica Perpétua Azeitonense in Azeitão on June 22.

Called "Farm to Fork - Short Food Circuits", the conference was attended by various organizations, such as the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Regional Coordination and Development Commission, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Regional Directorate for Agriculture and Fisheries, the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, and the Setúbal Peninsula Regional Development Association, as well as the Lisbon Metropolitan Area and Setúbal Town Hall.

The AML, through its metropolitan secretary Filipe Ferreira, presented the metropolitan strategic framework, which frames food policy as a structuring dimension of the development model advocated for the territory, and stressed the importance of taking advantage of the financial possibilities of the European Green Deal and other European funding lines, to move forward with applications that will help strengthen the food system in the region. For Filipe Ferreira, "the food transition strategy that we are implementing in the Lisbon metropolitan area is one of the building blocks for the region's sustainability and dynamism".

The conference program also included speeches on the European Green Deal, the food transition in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, the CLAIRE and The PLACE projects, Food link - Network for the Food Transition in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, the Mediterranean diet in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, and traditional activities and endogenous products in the Setúbal Peninsula.

The conference "From farm to fork - short food circuits" was the last in a series of three held in June as part of the Setúbal Environment Days.

Updated on 12/07/2023
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