Primary Food Processing : Cornerstone of plant-based food production and the bio-economy in Europe

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Abstract

This report describes the supply chains and special characteristics of plant-based primary food processors; producers of (wheat) flour, starches, vegetable oils and fats, sugar, and cocoa. The production value, direct employment in the industry, and indirect employment in farming were calculated. The significance of the plant-based primary food processing industry in terms of production value and share in the total food processing industry in the EU was estimated, and threats and opportunities were identified on the basis of desk research and interviews with PFP member organisations and companies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationThe Hague
PublisherLEI Wageningen UR
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameReport / LEI
PublisherLEI Wageningen UR
No.2015-121

Keywords

  • primary sector
  • agro-industrial chains
  • agribusiness
  • agroindustrial sector
  • food processing
  • feedstocks
  • biobased economy

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