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Impact of EU research, 16 agricultural success stories under the FAIR programme



The Success Stories in this booklet have been drawn from the six sub-areas that go together to make up Area 4 of the FAIR programme funded under the Fourth Framework programme. FAIR is an acronym for the fourth framework specific RTD programme "Agriculture and Fisheries (including Agro-industry, Food technologies, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development)". The projects span a very wide subject area and include successes such as instrumentation that allows water saving but maintains crop quality; silage systems that use less fertiliser, composting systems that overcome the problem of waste husks from olive pressing, and information to improve the welfare of chickens. Rural development issues are addressed by a project 'Development of rural areas' from sub-area 6 of the programme. This is a small selection of some of the best projects as selected by the impact assessment methodology use for the study. It presents 16 fascinating and useful projects. The reader is referred to the web sites of FAIR ( or AGRINET ( where more comprehensive details of agriculture and food related EU research programmes can be found.

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Authors: No Author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21714 EN (2005), 31pp. Free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-21714-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-9685-1
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