Agrofood cluster-cluster cooperation in the Mediterranean
AGFORISE [AGgroFOod clusters platform with common long-term Research and Innovation Strategy towards Economic growth and prosperity] was aimed at setting up a cluster-cluster co-operation platform in the agrofood sector by a group of 13 stakeholders from the three leading agrofood regions in Europe: Mersin (Turkey), Emilia Romagna (Italy) and Murcia (Spain). The 36-month project was led by the province of Mersin (Turkey) in the frame of the UE 7º Framework Programme. Our role in the project was basically to provide methodology and support on how to design an intercluster strategy, here called Joint Action Plan. As a result, we were also engaged in the so-called Food Cluster Initiative, promoted by the 7FP to coordinate and create synergies between cluster-oriented projects in the agrofood sector.