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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Food security is one the biggest challenges countries have to face. In the face of ever increasing pressures on the food system and food markets, several countries still have a huge natural and technological capacity to increase production. In particular, over the last years, Ukraine, Russia and increasingly Turkey and Belarus (with Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan), have acquired a significant role in world grain and fruit markets despite the existence of several elements, which might limit their great potential in food production and exports.