The 7th edition of the Best of Portugal, for the first time exclusively organized by the Portuguese Farmers’ Confederation (CAP), will be held on 4 and 5 May at the Cinquentenaire Park in Brussels.
The aim of this initiative is to promote Portuguese wines, cheeses, sausages, olive oils, honeys, fruits and vegetables, among others, but also showcase some of our culture, handicrafts, ballet, “Brussels already has a considerable Portuguese community, and maintains a consistent and quality economic activity in the sectors of catering, services, transport, construction, tourism, design and information technologies. It is these economic agents that also intend to promote in order to give more visibility to the services of excellence provided by the Portuguese community “, explains Eduardo Oliveira e Sousa, President of CAP.
“This year we have four objectives: to increase to 40,000 the total number of participants, to attract more expatriates working in the European bubble, to promote Portuguese literature and culture, and to help our agri-food companies to enter the Belgian market, “says Duarte Mira, CAP’s representative in Brussels.
During the two days of the event “The Best of Portugal” will introduce several Portuguese agri-food products, including wines from the different wine-growing regions of Portugal, cheeses, particularly those produced with sheep and goat’s milk, sausages, produced with our native pigs, hams and alheiras, olive oils from the most traditional Portuguese regions, honeys, even the most typical mono-florais of Portugal, the most recognized fruits and vegetables of Portugal, such as rock pear of the West, the apple of Alcobaça and the orange of the Algarve, among others.
CAP affirms itself as a socio-professional agricultural organization and represents around 250 organizations from all over the country, namely Federations, Wineries, Regional Associations, corresponding to the main agricultural areas of Portugal, Associations specialized by technical sector and cooperatives.
With all its affiliates, it maintains constant contact in the form of regional, national or plenary meetings, listening to the problems and needs of national agriculture and referring them to technical analysis, specialized studies or strategies to be adopted.
Championing the interests of Portuguese agriculture at home and abroad and always safeguarding the economic aspect of the activity are the objectives of the Confederation of Farmers of Portugal, in the defense of a dignified quality living for all farmers who wish to continue their way of life