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

networX – Inspiring Rural Europe

The European Network for Rural Development is pleased to invite you to ‘networX – Inspiring Rural Europe’, the event building on ten years of rural networking in Europe, taking place in Brussels on 11-12 April 2019.
‘networX’ aims to recognise the value of networking for rural development, demonstrate the results of the past ten years of rural networking and proactively look at its future. An interactive format will ensure plenty of space and time for informal discussions, inspiring conversations and sharing of experiences, reaffirming the value of human connections in the digital world.

The Food Innovation day took place in Girona (Catalonia) last January 31st rewarding innovation in the agrifood sector

The Food Innovation day took place in Girona (Catalonia) last January 31st. Ms. Teresa Jordà, Catalan minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food (DARP), handed the Agroalimentary Technology Innovation Awards (PITA) and the Ruralapps Awards.

BASOTEK, sustainable forest innovation

Led by the Basque Government’s Deputy Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Policy, BASOTEK is in line with the Basque Government’s ambition of promoting innovation in the forestry sector, and is also part of its strategy to promote the forest-based bioeconomy as a new paradigm for economic development based on the use of forest resources to generate new value-added products and tools

Innovation and Future: The Emilia-Romagna region believes in a dynamic and competitive agri-food system. March 1-3, 2019 – Bologna, Italy.

Investing in innovation is crucial to boosts the economy and creates jobs. The agri-food system needs to be ready to face economic, social and environmental challenges. Emilia-Romagna Region has taken steps to tackle this challenge. More than 2500 financed project and 642 million euro invested. This growth potential is now available to all. Three days for information, networking and cooperation.

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.