JRC News

  1. 10 Dec 2014

    JRC expertise in modelling with a focus on baseline projections and particularly on uncertainty scenarios has fed into the latest issue of the European Commission’s agricultural outlook for the next decade.

  2. 16 Oct 2014

    Through its scientific work linked to food security and rural poverty alleviation, the JRC supports the goals of the UN World Food Day, celebrated on 16 October 2014 under the theme "Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth".

  3. 9 Oct 2014

    How much is Europe investing in the bioeconomy today? What is the state of the bioeconomy sectors across the EU? What are the related policy initiatives taken at EU and national levels? Replies to those and similar questions can be found on the bioeconomy observatory website, set up by the JRC.

  4. 12 Sep 2014

    A JRC study looking into the investment intentions of European farmers in the period 2014-2020 found that 56% of farmers interviewed plan to invest during that period: most of them would rely on their own resources and would target better quality of production and improved working conditions.

  5. 25 Aug 2014

    The latest MARS crop monitoring in Europe bulletin, published today, reports that overall EU-28 cereal yield forecasts for 2014 remain favourable, at the level of last year and above the average of the past five years (+6.1%). Yield prospects for grain maize are excellent at the moment, with forecast yields 11% above the level of last year and the past five years' average.

  6. 18 Jul 2014

    A JRC report on precision agriculture shows its significance in meeting the food demands of a growing population, as well as ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources and protection of the environment.

  7. 11 Jul 2014

    JRC analysis looking into some of the key uncertainties related to the main global agricultural commodities has contributed to the publication of the annual OECD–FAO 2014 Agricultural Outlook for the period 2014-2023, released today.

  8. 25 Jun 2014

    If no further action is taken and global temperature increases by 3.5°C, climate damages in the EU could amount to at least €190 billion, a net welfare loss of 1.8% of its current GDP. Several weather-related extremes could roughly double their average frequency. As a consequence, heat-related deaths could reach about 200 000.

  9. 18 Jun 2014

    The European Union has recently adopted an ambitious strategy for developing the Bioeconomy. In this context, microalgae represent an emerging biological resource of great importance for its potential applications in different fields, in particular as a new source of valuable nutrients for human and animal consumption.

  10. 23 Apr 2014

    Under the auspices of the Greek Presidency of the EU, the JRC and the Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food are hosting today in Athens a high level conference on "Scientific Support to agriculture: competitiveness, quality and sustainability" with the participation of Athanasios S. Tsaftaris, Greek Minister of Rural Development and Food.