02 Feb 2022

Strawberry seminar in Portugal looking ahead to the future of the industry


The strawberry has long been a popular fruit on the Portuguese consumer's table with a long tradition of production.

However, the cultivation of the fruit continues to have a reduced expression in Portugal and not being self-sufficient the country is forced to import between 16 and 20 thousand tonnes of strawberries annually.

The strawberry seminar, with the theme 'Will there be a production chain in Portugal?aims to bring together the various actors involved in the strawberry production chain (nurserymen, producers, distribution and marketing companies, technicians, researchers and other professional actors) to promote discussion and analysis of the sector in order to contribute to its revival in an active, sustainable, innovative and competitive way.


The event is organised by the National Institute of Agricultural and Veterinary Research (INIAV, IP) in collaboration with Hortitool Consulting Lda. and Centro Operativo e Tecnologico Nacional Hortofrutícola, and will take place in attendance on 18 March 2022, at the INIAV Auditorium, in Oeiras.

The National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research, IP (INIAV) is the State Laboratory, within the area of competence of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, which develops research activities in the agronomic and veterinary fields.

The topics under discussion will cover the state of the sector, the nursery sector (plants and varieties) and innovation and production competitiveness on a national and global scale.

During the event, three panels will be held on different thematic areas. You can check the programme here.

Aurora Kamami, Coviro, will be a speaker at the panel on the nursery sector

For Panel 2 on "The Nursery Sector: Plants and Varieties" from Italy, Aurora Kamami will represent Coviro nurseries and the Italian industry to update the Portuguese industry on the developments in the strawberry sector in Italy, as well as the novelties that the Italian industry is bringing to the future.

Those wishing to participate can contact the secretariat by email at seminario.morango@gmail.com. or at jdhortitool@gmail.com.

The event presents itself as an excellent opportunity to vigorously discuss the future of the sector and identify the main obstacles facing the industry today.

Sources: Morango Seminar and Iniav

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