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This publication is a description of projects funded under Area 4 of the FAIR programme covering agriculture, forestry and rural development. It gives details concerning the participants, the objectives and the results to date of the completed and ongoing research within each project.

FAIR is an acronym for the Fourth Framework specific RTD programme "Agriculture and Fisheries (including Agro-industry, Food technologies. Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development)". It was one of the 18 specific programmes adopted by Council in April 1994 for funding over the framework period 1994-1998. The FAIR programme had an overall budget of 728 MECU and was implemented through research and technological development (RTD), demonstration (DEMO), and CRAFT, shared cost projects, concerted action and thematic networks (CA), and research training grants.

The programme aimed to promote pre-competitive research in the European primary production food and non-food sectors of agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and aquaculture, and to consolidate links with the input and processing industries, the end user and the consumer. It covers all aspects of production and utilisation of biological raw materials with a view to develop new markets, products and processes for the raw materials originating from agriculture, forestry and fisheries. Pre-normative research was initiated and supported in order to provide a sound scientific base for the setting of standards and regulations relating to production, transformation and use of biological resources. The programme was organised into the following activities with indicative budgets indicated

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Authors: DG for Agriculture, ;DG for Fisheries,
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19397 EN (2000) 697pp., EURO:48
Availability: Available from the European Commission, DG for Enterprise, Innovation, Communication and Awareness,Batiment Jean Monnet,Rue Alcide de Gasperi,L-2920,Luxembourg Office: EUFO 02/2295 Tel: +352 4301 33153 Fax: +352 4301 32084
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-9722-2
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