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Sustainable Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Research results 1998-2006, Fifth Framework Programme, Key Action 5

Funded under: FP6-FOOD


Agriculture food forestry and fisheries are hugely important economic and social sectors in the EU. For example exports derived from the agriculture and forestry sectors alone are worth around EUR 50 billion a year to the EU and they employ around 17 million people.
Europe can also boast a great deal of global success in terms of efficient food production and farming systems. Unfortunately these intensive processes have had detrimental effects upon issues such as the environment, biodiversity, and global trade. The EC recognized this problem when it included support for more sustainable agricultural practices in the 1997 Amsterdam Treaty.
In line with this policy key action 5 of the fifth framework programme, launched in 1998, dealt specifically with research into developing knowledge and technologies for the sustainable production and exploitation of biological resources, covering the whole production chain, and taking into account the competitive international context and ways to adapt to the evolution of the common agricultural and fisheries policies. The key action focused upon the following key areas of research.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22361 EN (2006), 630 pp. Free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-22361-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 92-79-02243-1
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