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Projects in area: FOOD

The interactive European network for industrial crops and their applications in the changing millennium
IENICA - (QLRT-2000-00111)
Markets for non-food crop products are emerging, but development is hampered by uncoordinated efforts, lack of sector structure and produce specifications. End users are often unaware of the benefits and opportunities for non-food products. There has been much 'science push' but market orientation is now the key to success in this sector. This project ... More (full abstract).
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ARABLE CROPS, NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Fish oil and meal replacement
FORM - (QLRT-2001-00628)
A thematic network on Fish Oil and Meal Replacement, based on five existing European Union-funded programmes, will be formed. Four network meetings will be organised, and new research results will continuously be added, together with new information and informed comments, to an internet site. Whilst all projects represent important activities, there ... More (full abstract).
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FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE, GENOMICS
Proactive biobased cheese packaging
BIOPACK - (QLRT-2000-00799)
Biopack is a new concept in food packaging. In the first instance, this new proactive packaging will be targeted at the problem of considerably improving the quality and safety of cheeses. Biopack will aim to be cost-competitive and a successful concept could help considerably to expand the market for hard and very hard cheeses, especially by providing ... More (full abstract).
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ANIMALS
Reduction of air emissions at kraft pulp mills
REMPULP - (QLRT-1999-01105)
Kraft pulp mills produce air emissions, particularly nitrogen oxide emissions. This project will develop a deeper understanding of the formation and handling of NOx and other nitrogenous emissions at these mills. There will be detailed investigations of the formation, distribution and behaviour of different nitrogen compounds during the main sub-processes ... More (full abstract).
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NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Efficient utilisation of forage maize by dairy cattle: Key plant parameters, genetic determinism, impact on milk production, Animal Behaviour and Environment
SILEGENEQUA - (QLRT-2000-01262)
Forage maize is a pillar component of ruminant diets. It is particularly important in dairy cattle where, due to its high energetic value, maize silage has a unique ability to provide sufficient energy to sustain milk production, and it increases the efficiency of milk production by improving milk yield and quality. This project will contribute to ... More (full abstract).
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ANIMALS, CEREALS, NON-FOOD PRODUCTS
Margins along the European seafood value chain - Impact of the salmon industry on market structures
SALMAR - (QLRT-1999-01346)
The introduction of farmed salmon on the European Union fish markets has coincided with major organisational changes within the value chain (the collapse of European fisheries, increase of foreign trade, rise of processing, concentration of the retailing sector, etc.). The EU-funded Salmar project (2000-2002) has investigated the extent to which the ... More (full abstract).
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FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
Marketing sustainable agriculture: An analysis of the potential role of new food supply chains in sustainable rural development
SUS-CHAIN - (QLRT-2001-01349)
Food supply chains (FSCs) could enhance sustainable food production and rural development. This project will identify the critical points in FSCs, which currently constrain the further dissemination of sustainable production and recommend actions that are likely to enhance the prospects of sustainable food markets. In-depth case studies of FSCs in ... More (full abstract).
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CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Women in fisheries and marineculture in Europe
FEMMES - (QLRT-2001-01560)
The production of seafood products in all European coastal areas is dominated by family, artisan-based organisations. Though the role of women is significant in this type of organisation of production, it remains unrecognised for most of the time. In the 1990's, women's organisations and movements increased considerably in the fishing sector and throughout ... More (full abstract).
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FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
Novel tools for developing fusarium-resistant and toxin-free wheat for Europe
FUCOMYR - (QLRT-2000-02044)
Fusarium fungi cause a great problem in the complete cereal food and feed chain because they contaminate the grain with mycotoxins, which cause serious illness and immuno-repression in humans and animals. This mycotoxin problem is the result of events at the start of the food chain, due to fungal infestation during crop growth, while the negative ... More (full abstract).
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ANIMALS, CEREALS, ARABLE CROPS, CROP PESTS AND DISEASES, HUMAN HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Improving sustainability of milk production systems in the European Union through increasing reliance on grazed pasture
GRAZEMORE - (QLRT-2000-02111)
Milk production systems, based on a high reliance on grazed herbage, offer a number of economic, animal welfare and environmental benefits. In order to increase uptake of such systems within the European Union, this proposal brings together expertise from five Member States within the EU to develop and validate European grass growth and herbage intake ... More (full abstract).
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ANIMALS, GRASSLAND, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Quantitative trait loci affecting milk production: Mapping and utilisation for marker assisted selection in dairy and dual purpose cattle
BOVMAS - (QLRT-2000-02379)
The proposal involves mapping the QTL affecting milk production and associated traits by selective DNA pooling. High resolution mapping will be carried out for some of the identified QTL, using selective recombinant genotyping within, and identical-by-descent mapping across the various populations. Allele frequency of QTL alleles, and marker haplotypes ... More (full abstract).
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ANIMALS, GENOMICS, QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES AND MODELLING
European information system for organic markets
EISfom - (QLRT-2001-02400)
This project aims to develop a framework for statistics on organic food production, trade and consumption to meet market analysis needs, and the need of regulators and policy-makers to monitor this rapidly growing sector, including traceability issues and sustainability indicators. These aims will be achieved by reviewing existing data collection systems, ... More (full abstract).
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CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Sustaining animal health and food safety in organic farming
SAFO - (QLRT-2001-02541)
The organic farming sector has experienced a rapid growth over the past decades. This growth has raised the need to address food safety aspects in relation to animal health, the farm situation and the living conditions of animals. Furthermore, EU regulations need to be put into perspective when food safety is considered. In principle, organic standards ... More (full abstract).
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ARABLE CROPS
Using genetics to improve the quality and safety of sheep products
genesheepsafety - (QLRT-1999-30656)
The project addresses the safety and quality of food in the sheep production chain using genetics. The partners, with their expertise in milk and sheep, traits related to animal health and product quality, and genetics, will be brought together to share resources and results with the aim of creating a critical mass of researchers. The participation ... More (full abstract).
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ANIMALS
Supply chains linking food SMEs in Europe's lagging rural regions
SUPPLIERS - (QLRT-1999-30841)
Small food enterprises in lagging rural regions (LRRs) of the European Union must develop efficient and effective supply-chains to contribute fully to the local economy and community. SUPPLIERS will research their business environment, including communications and information technology (C and IT), and members of their supply-chains through to the ... More (full abstract).
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CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Implications of the introduction of automatic milking on dairy farms
Automatic milking - (QLRT-1999-31006)
The proposal aims to integrate knowledge on, and develop solutions for, any adverse effects brought about by the introduction of automatic milking systems, which would be a major technological innovation in dairy farms in European Union Member States. The results of the project should facilitate the smooth introduction of automatic milking without ... More (full abstract).
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ANIMALS
Overcoming barriers to conversion to organic farming in the European Union through markets for conversion products
CONVERSION - (QLRT-1999-31112)
The European Union currently imports substantial quantities of organic produce. Converting to organic agriculture is a risky decision for farmers, despite the support payments available. This project seeks to increase the conversion rate through the identification of existing constraints. Furthermore, in keeping with EU policy to encourage market mechanisms ... More (full abstract).
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ANIMALS, ARABLE CROPS, HORTICULTURE, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Organic marketing initiatives and rural development
OMIaRD - (QLRT-1999-31124)
Organic Marketing Initiatives (OMIs) will be examined, at increasing levels of complexity, to determine guidelines for existing and potential OMIs, and related actors, for the development of successful marketing strategies. This will involve investigation of the performance of the OMIs themselves, their interaction with the communities and the overall ... More (full abstract).
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ARABLE CROPS, CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
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