Innovation in agriculture, food and forestry
The European Region for Innovation in Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ERIAFF) network was constituted on 2012 as an informal partnership at the initiative of a core group of 17 European Regions, led by the Regional Government of Tuscany, which met on September 20th 2012 in Florence with a strong engagement to facilitate the integration of European policies in favour of innovation in agriculture, food and forestry areas.
ERIAFF has allowed its partners to work on themes of common interest, reaching the aggregation of 43 Regions from 13 European Union Member States.
After almost 5 years of activity, ERIAFF members developed interregional Operational Groups, which are already linked by common priorities and goals or made a considerable contribution to the Smart Specialization Strategy (S3) Agrifood Platform, launched by the European Commission.
European Commission considers ERIAFF to be a relevant and useful network.
We challenge all the municipalities in Lapland to have one local food day in their six week menus. During the local food day at least some of the products served in local schools, kindergartens and elderly homes are local, such as potatoes, milk, fish, meat and berries. Our goal is that the local products of Lapland gain more visibility and interest also in the public food distribution.
Are you a cluster or a region that is active in the horticultural sector? If so, are you interested in being part of a horticulture network? With horticulture we mean all the plant production.
The largest event designed to enhance peer-to-peer learning is The Farm Demo Conference in Brussels, a close collaboration between 3 European projects funded under Horizon 2020 –
On March 6th the SmartAgriHubs kick-off Conference took place in Prague. This is the start of a netwerk of 140 Digital Innovation hubs on Agrifood all over Europe. There is a strong connection between the TRACK partners and some Digital Innovation Hubs.