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.

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RUMORE INTERREG EUROPE

Over the last three years (2017-2019) the RUMORE project has been a productive platform to exchange and develop ideas for rural-urban partnerships and innovation delivery. In the coming two years (2020-2021) several of these ideas will be realised and so, the fruits of the exchange will grow.

RUMORE “Rural-Urban Partnerships Motivating Regional Economies” is an interregional cooperation project funded by the Interreg Europe Programme 2014-2020.We are honored and privileged to invite you to explore the outcomes of the RUMORE project. This publication (final brochure) summarises the results of intense collaboration and productive interregional learning within the project consortium comprising eight partners from five European countries.

Prof. Jörg Knieling HafenCity University Hamburg, Lead Partner on behalf of the RUMORE consortium.

RUMORE final brochure with project recommendations:

https://www.interregeurope.eu/rumore/library/#folder=395

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 5thEuropean Agroforestry Conference – Agroforestry for the transition towards sustainability and bioeconomy

We are glad to announce the *5th **European Agroforestry Conference (EURAF 2020): Agroforestry for the transition towards sustainability and
bioeconomy*. The conference will take place in Nuoro, Sardinia (Italy), from the 18th to the 20th of May 2020.

Nuoro, Sardinia – Italy

www.euraf2020.eu

Local food challenge has been launched in Lapland!

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.

Horticulture Region or Cluster? Be part of the network!!

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.

Farm Demo Conference will take place on 21st May in Brussels

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 –