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The "Quality of Life" fifth framework programme is based around six key actions aimed at enhancing the quality of life of European citizens and improving the competitiveness of European industry.

Key action 5 (KA5) of this programme aims to fulfil this objective by improving "the sustainability of European agriculture, forestry and fisheries". The key action invites research proposals in the fields of sustainable agriculture and fisheries, non-food uses of biological material, forestry and forest industries, support to common policies, and rural development.

The budget for the key action is around 520 Million Euro for the four-year period 1998-2002. Research proposals and networks (RTD) are invited through specific calls published on a yearly basis. The key action also has a small part of the budget allocated to training and SME grants, and support measures through open calls for proposals.

This publication is a description of projects selected under the first four RTD evaluations of key action 5. The projects selected from the fourth evaluation, which took place in December 2000 are still undergoing negotiation and these are indicated in the respective sections of the text. text.

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Authors: No Authors provided, EC-Directorate General- Research: Key Action 5 group
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19406 EN (2001), pp.361. Euro: 74.50
Availability: Available by EUR-OP Sales Agents
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-0932-0
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