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.

Eriaff Network

Horizon2020 project NEFERTITI: farmer-to-farmer learning in whole Europe

The NEFERTITI project sets up demonstration farms all over Europe. These are commercial farms where the farmer will show his production methods and solutions to common problems to other farmers. This creates a setting where farmers can discuss and exchange knowledge. There will also be a platform where demonstration videos will be shared.

SeAMK International Week ‘Welfare and Responsibility’ 11-15 February 2019 in Seinäjoki, Finland

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences invites teachers, staff members and RD personnel from its partner institutions to join the SeAMK International Week ‘Welfare and Responsibility’, taking place in Seinäjoki, Finland 11th-15th February 2019.


The Basque Government promotes entrepreneurship in food sector and presents the FOOD BIND 4.0 acceleration programme for next year.

Dubrovnik Neretva Region Establishes Committee to Support Neretva Valley Tangerine

Dubrovnik Neretva Region supports entrepreneurship in tangerine production to obtain protected designation of origin

Portugal’s Barroso Agro-sylvo-pastoral System awarded GIAHS site

During the 6th meeting of the GIAHS Scientific Advisory Group (SAG), the first GIAHS site from Portugal, Barroso Agro-Sylvo-Pastoral system has been designated. It is also a third European and Central Asia Region.