Last September 30th the Action Plan from the Andalusia Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development was presented

Elaborated in the frame of the REGIONS 4FOOD project, this key document aims to impact the Horizontal Strategic Goal of “Investment for Growth and Jobs programme” and to improve the Policy Instrument addressed“ ERDF Regional Operational Programme Andalusia 2014-2020”.

The policy instrument selected, has as thematic objective to enhance research, technological development and innovation (TO1); and as specific objectives to encourage the creation and consolidation of innovative companies and the development of R&D&I activities leaded by companies (SO1.2.1), and to promote the transfer of knowledge and cooperation between companies and research centres (SO1.2.2), among others.

In order to achieve this goal, the Action Plan counts 2 specific actions:

  1. CONSOLIDATION OF THE ANDALUSIA AGROTECH DIGITAL INNOVATION HUB - DIH AGROTECH
  2. CREATION OF A SPECIFIC WORKING GROUP IN THE AGRI-FOOD AND HEALTHY EATING SECTOR WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE ANDALUSIA SMART SPECIALISATION STRATEGY’S GOVERNANCE

Approved by Interreg Europe Joint Secretariat, the Andalusia Action Plan was presented by Esperanza Perea, REGIONS 4FOOD coordinator, in a dissemination event in Malaga last September 30th, in the frame of the Smart Agrifood Summit, to an audience of regional stakeholders composing the Andalusia innovation ecosystem.

Andalusia Action Plan has already started its implementation and will be implemented until May 2023.