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.
Using high performance computing resources, a team of researchers from Laboratoire de Chimie et Physique Quantiques de Toulouse aimed to understand the interactions between pesticides and a soil component. The results help us track pesticide levels in watercourses.
Smartphone users can now collect important data from their gardens to help the battle against climate change and solve the planet’s hunger crisis.
Speakers at last week’s high-level stakeholder consultation conference on the EU’s long-term strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions lamented the fact that the importance of soil in climate change, global warming and prosperity is severely underestimated in EU policy.
Today, the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, is publishing a new edition of the World Atlas of Desertification, offering a tool for decision makers to improve local responses to soil loss and land degradation.
On 13 June 2018 the Council adopted conclusions on the EU and its member states’ medium-term priorities for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).