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.