WELCOME TO THE FAIR PROGRAMME
The objectives of this programme are to promote and harmonise research in the major European primary production food and non-food sectors of agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture and its links with the input and processing industries, together with the rural activities, the end user and the consumer.
The programme is extremely diverse in nature, covering all aspects of the production and utilisation of biological raw materials, with the aim of developing new markets, products and processes for the raw materials coming from agriculture, forestry and fisheries while supporting evolving Community policies in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, forestry, industry, energy and the environment.
The programme itself covers the following thematic areas:
Concertation activities are addressed within area 6 of the programme and horizontal activities such as demonstration, ethical, legal and social aspects, specific measures in support of SMEs and accompanying measures such as research training grants, support for conferences, dissemination of results, are as well covered by the FAIR programme.