Bio Region | Idanha-a-Nova
Idanha-a-Nova is the first Portuguese "Bio Region" to be part of the international network of sustainable territories. The streamlining of organic agriculture and the growing supply of green products and services are at the root of the latest distinction.
This network aims to encourage communities in the sustainable management of local resources, promote the culture of the biological, contribute to a careful development of resource conservation, respect for the environment, the valuation of different places and thus the quality of life.
The commitment is clear: in each Bio Region, varying geographical areas, farmers, citizens, schools, tour operators, associations and local authorities sign an agreement for the sustainable management of local resources based on the biological and agroecological model.
In a Bio Region the promotion of organic products is linked to the promotion of the territory and its peculiarities, in order to achieve a plan for the development of social and cultural economic potentialities.
This means that the whole community participates in the implementation of the territorial development strategy. Organic and sustainable production is the starting point, but the articulation of the productive sector with areas such as education, public administration, tourism and restoration, health, welfare and landscape preservation follows.
Projects such as the Rural Based Incubator, which includes 55 producers, 90% of which are organic, serve as a reference for those who share a strategic vision of sustainability.
The same is true of other renowned assets based in Idanha: the Boom Festival, the most sustainable festival; the Academy of Environmental Sciences; the 'green' accelerator i-Danha Food Lab; or the Raiano Documentary Center, an institution serving biological production and natural health.