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The problem of surpluses has for several years been at the centre of the common agricultural policy. It is against this background that it was agreed, as part of the Agrimed research programme, to hold a seminar at Milazzo (Italy) on non-surplus alternative crops. The objectives were to find alternative crops which could immediately or in the short-term constitute real productive resources. The species concerned were divided into two groups: tropical and sub-tropical fruit (feijoa, avocado, guava, custard apple, tamarillo, prickly pear) and industrial crops for the production of renewable raw materials (jojoba, cuphea, kenaf, guayule, carob). It was agreed that the market should be carefully assessed beforehand and that reasonable caution should be exercised before concrete proposals were actually put forward to farmers.

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Authors: BARBERA G (EDITOR), Istituto di Coltivazione Arboree, Universita degli Studi di Palermo (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11709 FR (1988)
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ISBN: ISBN 92-825-9102-6;CD-NA-
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