[26 June/Food Navigator]

Catalonia is launching an initiative to transform and revitalise the regional agri-food sector and create a new food valley in Southern Europe. The project was announced at the head offices of EURECAT in Catalonia. It involved a collaboration between EURECAT and the Reus City Council. Pect Nutrisalt would focus on what had been identified as three work areas that the project structure was targeting. Researchers would work to develop technologies to add value to existing products and create new foods that met consumer need and supported health. Pect had also been given the task of developing technology and supporting platforms in areas such as animal nutrition. The project was required to plan for future regional development and support the competitiveness of companies. This investment in innovation and research capabilities would help transform the region into an international hub of nutrition and health.