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Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of [...] - Towards a coherent strategy for a European Agricultural Research Agenda, COM(2008)862 final

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Abstract

Regulation (EEC) No. 1728/74 of the Council of 27 June 1974 stipulates in Article 11 that "at regular intervals the Commission shall present to the European Parliament and to the Council a report on the coordination of agricultural research". The aim of this report is to provide an overall picture of developments in agricultural research within the Community and to identify strategic actions "which would be desirable in agricultural research in the Member States and in the coordination of that research at Community level, with reference to the aims of the Common Agricultural Policy".
Article 7 of the abovementioned Regulation establishes a Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR), consisting of representatives of Member States (MS), who have a mandate to advise the Commission and the MS on the coordination of agricultural research in Europe.
The content of this Communication and the accompanying Commission Staff Working Document is based on the outcome of the various initiatives undertaken by the SCAR Committee over the past four years to identify trends and needs in this sector. It is also based on the results of a European Commission-funded "EU-AGRI-MAPPING" project, which has analysed the status of agricultural and food research in Europe.

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Record Number: 9668 / Last updated on: 2008-01-12
Category: COM DOCUMENT