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This publication focuses upon the selected fisheries and aquaculture projects of the European Union "Agriculture and fisheries including agro-industry, food technology, forestry, aquaculture and rural development" (FAIR) programme of research and technological development. This specific programme was adopted on 26 April 1994, as part of the Community's fourth framework programme. It concerned all of agriculture and fisheries including aquaculture, horticulture, forestry, the related food and non-food industries and rural development and was jointly managed by the Commission services of DG XII/E.2 (Agro-Industrial Research), DO VI/FII.3 (Agricultural Research) and DG XIV/C.2 (Fisheries Research).

The objectives of the FAIR programme were to promote and harmonise research in the major European primary production food and non-food sectors of agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture and its links with input and processing industries, together with the rural activities, the end-user and the consumer. This programme was extremely diverse in nature, covering all aspects of the production and utilisation of biological raw materials, with the aim of developing new markets, products, and processes for the raw materials coming from agriculture, forestry and fisheries. It supported evolving Community policies in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, forestry, industry, energy and the environment, through pre-competitive research, technological development and demonstration.

The FAIR programme was organised into five distinct scientific and technical areas:
Area 1: Integrated production and processing chains.
Area 2: Scaling-up and processing methodologies.
Area 3: Generic science and advanced technologies for nutritious foods.
Area 4: Agriculture, forestry and rural development.
Area 5: Fisheries and aquaculture. culture.

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Authors: No author information provided, Fisheries Directorate-General
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18949 EN (2001),pp.483. Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available from Documentation service OF DG Fishery.
ISBN: ISBN: 92-828-7143-6
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