The mission of Alentejo’s Km0 Inititative is to boost the consumption, production and transformation of locally sourced food products in order to contribute to the diversity and resilience of food systems and to enhance the value of local products. The concept also aims to raise awareness of the carbon and ecological footprint resulting from high energy spent on intensive production processes, packaging, transport and storage of foodstuffs that are produced at a far distance from where they are consumed.
The km0 Initiative aims to increase sustainability in all environmental, economic, social and health / well-being dimensions:
With the certification of the products from the origin, going through the transformation, sales and catering establishments, the conditions for the implementation of Km0 Alentejo in the region are created.
A number of enteties are involved in this initiative at verious diferente levels, in close partnership with regional social and economic actors.