Joint Research Centre - European Commission

The European Commission's in-house science service
European Commission

Development cooperation

Vegetation map of Central Africa

Vegetation map of Central Africa

JRC's work in this area is focused on establishing monitoring systems which maintain an intelligent watch on the conditions of resources and the environment in Developing Countries. For example, the monitoring of countries stricken by food shortage to assist with food-related aid delivery. The JRC develops crop models based on agro-meteorological, statistical and satellite data. It also provides scientific and technical support to EU-funded food security programmes. The scope of this research is global, with a special focus on Africa. All these actions are closely interlinked with other EC-funded activities and international programmes. The JRC co-operates with major actors in this field such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), EUMETSAT, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Space Agency.





Details on scientific actions in this area:

  • EU-AU Strategic Partnership Programme Read more
  • MOnitoring Natural resources for DEvelopment Co-operation Read more
  • Food Security Assessment Read more
  • Global Forest Resource Monitoring Read more