Portuguese Minister of Agriculture, Maria do Céu Antunes, visits INL

May 3, 2023

The Minister of Agriculture, Maria do Céu Antunes, together with Secretary of State for Fisheries, Teresa Coelho, within the scope of ‘Governo +Próximo’ with the aim to connect the scientific research performed here to the current and future challenges in the field of agriculture and fisheries.

This visit aims to give visibility to entities that stand out in their contribution to the country’s economic growth in emerging areas of development, as well as, through the contribution of companies and centres of research for the growth of the blue economy.

The Minister underlined that “this is a cutting edge laboratory and that the technologies developed at INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory are truly unique and disruptive and can be applied to the agriculture and fisheries areas. Nanotechnology has enormous potential to provide innovative improvements to reduce costs, increase efficiency and reduce our impact on the environment, as a necessity impacting our ability to feed our inhabitants.

This initiative was organized within a decentralized Ministers’ Council that will happen tomorrow – May 4th, in Braga. The Minister and the Secretary of State together with Altino Bessa – Councilor of Braga City Council, Nuno Canada – President of INIAV, Rogério Ferreira – Director General of DGADR, and President AG PEPAContinente, and José Matias – Deputy Regional Director of DRAP Norte had the opportunity to contact with INL researchers from scientific areas and learn more about our projects and unique technologies.