PEIFL comprises three stakeholder categories:
- research laboratories
- and training centres.
PEIFL includes companies from eight business sectors:
- varietal selection: seed manufacturers, plant breeders, nurseries.
- farming production of fruit and vegetables: market gardeners, tree growers, aromatic herbs and spices.
- food industry for processing fruit and vegetables: ready-to-eat raw products, soups, juices, ready meals, speciality products, etc.
- plant-derived active ingredients and extracts: molecules and ingredients of nutritional and health interest, functional ingredients and IFPs, flavourings, colourants.
- manufacturers/providers of technological (and especially eco-technological solutions): agricultural equipment and machinery, conservation and processing methods, extraction, analysis, inspection.
- packaging: new solutions (convenience, cooking, etc.), eco-designed packaging, bio-materials.
- logistics and intermediate distribution of fresh produce: shippers, wholesalers.
- distribution to the consumer: mass retail, out of home.
PEIFL draws on the recognised expertise of research & development stakeholders:
- public research institutes and organisations (INRA, INSERM, CEMAGREF, etc.)
- research laboratories in universities and elite schools (grandes écoles)
- institutes and technical centres in the agriculture and food-industry sectors (CTIFL, CTCPA, etc.)
- agricultural experimentation stations.
The third pillar of PEIFL consists of training stakeholders:
- elite schools
- agricultural secondary schools
- stakeholders in continuing professional development.