According to the September issue of the JRC MARS Crop monitoring in Europe Bulletin, which was published today, yield forecasts for spring and summer crops have once again been revised slightly downwards at the EU level.
Vladimír Šucha, Director General, Joint Research Centre (JRC), and Kirsten Dunlop, Chief Executive Officer, Climate-KIC, have signed a collaboration agreement between both organisations, for an initial two-year period starting from the end of July 2018.
On 11 September 2018, the United Nations released its 2018 report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World. The second part of the report uses JRC research to establish a link between climate variability, food security and nutrition .
Shifting to a healthy diet is not only good for us, but it also saves a lot of precious fresh water, according to a JRC study published in Nature Sustainability.
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.
The JRC has published an innovative article proposing, for the first time, the introduction of a biological factor to help better estimate soil loss.
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.
A recently published UN Synthesis Report finds a wide spectrum of urban realities for people across the globe.
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.
JRC scientists have developed new methods to measure the content and migration of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) from rubber and plastic items.
From 1 January to 6 August 2018, there have been 496 wildfires of 30 hectares or larger across the European Union. That’s 130 more fires than the 10-year average at this time of year.
A recent JRC article investigates how regional climate warming is heating the Cold Intermediate Layer (CIL) of the Black Sea. This finding could explain why the Black Sea surface waters have apparently bucked global warming trend, and could have major implications for thermohaline circulation.
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.
According to the latest assessment of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), some progress has been made over the past two years towards the reaching 2020 biodiversity targets.
Future expansion of the palm oil industry could have a dramatic impact on African primates, according to the findings of a new study led by the JRC.
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.
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The JRC has prepared an update on pasture conditions in Europe, with a particular focus on regions in central and northern EU countries that have experienced exceptionally dry 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.
JRC scientists – in close collaboration with experts from international organisations – develop, evaluate and promote non-animal testing strategies based on in vitro methods to improve the regulatory assessment of chemicals which may cause developmental neurotoxicity (DNT) effects.