AEF is an independent, international  organisation. As a user platform, it provides resources and know-how for the increased use of electronic and electrical systems in farming.

First, the main focus was on areas associated with ISOBUS. But that is now no longer everything. The significance of the AEF in the standardisation of agricultural applications has created additional challenges for the organization. Farm management information systems (FMIS), electric drives, camera systems, high speed ISOBUS and wireless in-field communication have been included as new areas of interest.