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Service Agri-food

The agri-food sector is facing numerous challenges worldwide. With the global world population increasing, there is a growing demand for agricultural products and processed food. In addition to environmental management and climate change, there is a new concern related with the optimization of the efficiency in the use of available resources. At the same time, agriculture is also undergoing a profound digital transformation, with the proliferation of hardware and software technologies (Agtech) that radically change the way in which crops are grown.

Portugal is no stranger to this process. Agricultural production is increasing and the food deficit is decreasing. There is a new generation of farmers, dynamic and innovative, and not only national but also foreign, who decided to invest in Portugal. The effects of the Alqueva dam on Portuguese agriculture are visible and serve as an incentive for the emergence of similar multipurpose projects in other Portuguese regions.

Every new trend in the agricultural sector demands differentiated and multidisciplinary legal solutions, appealing to legal expertise and creativity in areas as diverse as Public Law and Regulation, Corporate, Real Estate and Urban Planning, Tax, Finance and Employment. The integrated service that SÉRVULO provides in the agri-food sector is aimed at the productive agricultural sector, the support industry (Ag cluster), investors and financing entities, as well as to the public planner in the political-legal conception of new development opportunities in the sector.

The key members of the team dedicated to this service include: Ana Luísa Guimarães (pivot), Sofia Thibaut Trocado, Eduardo Gonçalves Rodrigues, Rita Canas da Silva, Teresa Pala Schwalbach and Pedro José de Alvim.

Some topics involved:

  • Agriculture and water
  • Sustainable agriculture and environmental compliance
  • Financing for agriculture
  • Agroindustry licensing
  • Digital agriculture
  • European funds