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.