GIRAF or Groupe Interdisciplinaire Belge de Recherche en Agroécologie du FNRS (Belgian Interdisciplinary Agroecology Research Group of the FNRS) is a group of scientists with the mission of nurturing and sharing a reflection on agroecology, which relies on interactions between disciplines and between actors.
The members of this group draft joint position papers and set up scientific meeting places (Belgian Agroecology Meetings) to discuss agroecology. Some activities arise within GIRAF but are conducted by individual members or institutions, such as certificates, summer schools, various networks, and conferences.
Not only is science the cement and the defining element of this interdisciplinary contact group but GIRAF is also mobilized by the challenge of cutting across disciplinary lines. GIRAF’s members are thus connected by their vision of a strong and committed version of agroecology. They want to contribute to thinking about and for agroecology in society as a whole.