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1999 - 411 p.

Current state of mixed-feed manufacturing in (non)-community countries of the Mediterranean basin

Döring A.

The current state of the compound feed manufacturing industry of the EU Mediterranean countries is described. France is the only region with cereal surplus in the Mediterranean. Spain is the third largest feed manufacturer compounder since it joined the EU; the annual Spanish increase of feed production is around 2.4 per cent which is above the community average. Over 20 years Italy feed manufacturing has been characterized by a very stable production pattern. Contrary to France or Spain, Italy has an important deficit in a range of basic foodstuffs. The Portuguese feed industry recovered its production between 1985 and 1993; since 1993 the feed manufacturing sector stagnated showing signs of decline since 1996, when protection measures were removed by the EU. Greece feed production is the lowest of the five European Union Members from the Mediterranean area. The total feed compound produced by these four Mediterranean countries accounts for 48 per cent of the EU industrial feed production. Future prospects are described and the most important concern is related to the environment, the emergence of a new common policy of Public Health and consumer protection and in conclusion, feed issues in the EU will remain important on the agenda of politicians for many years.



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Döring A. Current state of mixed-feed manufacturing in (non)-community countries of the Mediterranean basin. In : Brufau J. (ed.), Tacon A. (ed.). Feed manufacturing in the Mediterranean region: Recent advances in research and technology. Zaragoza : CIHEAM, 1999. p. 325-328. (Cahiers Options Méditerranéennes; n. 37). 2. Conference of Feed Manufacturers of the Mediterranean, 1998/03/25-27, Reus (Spain). http://om.ciheam.org/om/pdf/c37/99600032.pdf