The main aim of funding the 'Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology' research theme under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) is to build a European Knowledge Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) through bringing together science, industry and other stakeholders, to exploit new and emerging research opportunities that address social and economic challenges. It has a budget of €1.9 billion.

The 'Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology' theme is built around three major activities':

1. Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments

It facilitates research on key long term drivers of sustainable production and management of biological resources including the exploitation of biodiversity of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments.

2. Fork to farm: Food (including seafood), health and well-being

It covers 5 research topics under the consumers, nutrition, food processing, food quality and safety, and the environmental impacts and the total food chain.

3. Life sciences, biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non-food products and processes

This activity has been sub-divided into: production of improved renewable raw materials, processing of raw materials and environmental biotechnology including ways to protect and progress the environment.

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