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Commission Decision regarding the distribution of the MyNatura2000 Software

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Press Release – JRC: Hedging our bets: conserving biodiversity with hedgerows

A recent study, co-authored by the JRC, finds that planting new hedgerows can provide an efficient, economical and sustainable solution that helps alleviate the isolation of natural habitats, and hence contributes to biodiversity conservation, with minor impacts on agricultural land use.

Press Release – JRC: Heavy rains and storms are affecting the main rice crop in South East Asia. Central America’s Dry corridor countries report significant crop losses

The August edition of the JRC’s Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment, which was published today, highlights hotspots in South-East Asia, Central America, the Middle East and parts of Africa.

Press Release – JRC: Crop yield forecasts further reduced due to exceptional weather conditions

According to the August issue of the JRC MARS Crop monitoring in Europe Bulletin (JRC MARS Bulletin Vol 26 No 08), which was published today, yield forecasts for cereals at the EU level were revised downwards for the fourth month in a row. Overall, the yield forecast for grain maize is still above the five-year average due to good performance in south-eastern Europe.

Event: Integrating genomics into personalised healthcare: a science-for-policy perspective (Brussels, 12 – 13 February 2019)

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Press Release: Portuguese version of the Soil Atlas of Latin America and the Caribbean launched at 21st World Soil Congress in Brazil

The soil experts of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s in-house science service, have just published the first ever comprehensive overview of the soils of Latin America and the Caribbean in the Portuguese language. The atlas was coordinated by the European Commission’s JRC and is the result of a fruitful collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and leading soil scientists in Europe, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Press Release: Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century

Without increased investment in coastal adaptation, the expected annual damage caused by coastal floods in Europe could increase from €1.25 billion today to between €93 billion and €961 billion by the end of the century.

EU households waste over 17 billion kg of fresh fruit and vegetables a year

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Press Release: 2017 was third warmest year on record, international report confirms

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Press Release: ASAP: Dry conditions affecting much of the Middle East and Central Asia

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Press Release: JRC supports Commission efforts to help EU farmers suffering extreme drought conditions

The European Commission is supporting European farmers in the face of the current extreme drought situations by enabling higher advanced payments and granting more flexibility for farmers to use land that would normally not be used for production, in order to feed their animals, in addition to support under the existing Common Agricultural Policy legislation.

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