The Raiana Fair has a dynamic role for the local economy, constituting a pole of progressive integration of the socioeconomic realities of the two regions that touch on this part of the border of Portugal and Spain – Beira Baixa and Extremadura.
Organized jointly between Idanha-a-Nova and Moraleja, this year it is up to Idanha-a-Nova to host the XXIII Raiana Fair from July 17-21. In this edition, the theme “Products of the Earth” makes a connection with the Bio-Region of Idanha-a-Nova. It is intended to continue to promote quality products produced from Idanha-a-Nova, Naturtejo Geopark, Beira Baixa, Portugal, Spanish Extremadura, Ibero-American countries and countries where Bio-Regions exist.
At the present time, public opinion is especially sensitive to sustainability, to the valorization of endogenous products of PDO quality, biological, biodynamic, natural, among others. Thus, the Raiana Fair is once again an excellent opportunity for the promotion of territories, innovative products and services and for the expansion of a sustainable economy.
The Fair Raiana brings to Idanha-a-Nova a great exhibition of the agricultural, animal, agri-food, forestry, tourism, and cultural sectors, with the joint participation of many Spaniards and Portuguese. During the seminars that will run consecutively at the Raiana Fair, food and sustainability will be the main topic of debate. The world food system needs an urgent transition towards the active promotion of territorial food systems based on family agriculture and agroecology, on sustainable production methods that promote biodiversity, traditional knowledge, healthy diets, and circular economy. This change is all the more urgent as the impacts of climate change, which have also hit the whole world, are further accentuated. In this context, the International Forum for Relevant Territories for Sustainable Food Systems (FISAS) will be held, which emerges as a political response capable of coherently articulating various actors and initiatives to promote the transition to sustainable food systems in the CPLP territory.