JRC News

  1. 20 Jun 2016

    The latest MARS crop monitoring bulletin, published today, reports that crop yield prospects at the EU-28 level remain clearly above the five-year average. Crop-growing conditions in Spain are excellent, but are less positive in western Europe.

  2. 27 Apr 2016

    North Korea’s total food production – including cereals, soybeans and potatoes in cereal equivalent – is estimated to have fallen in 2015, and is expected to worsen food security in the country, according to an update issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

  3. 15 Apr 2016

    Over the last decade, the JRC has been hosting  the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Feed Additives aimed at supporting the authorisation process within the EU. The EURL works in close collaboration with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the EC Directorate Health and Food Safety,  ensuring that only safe additives are used on the European market and that their presence in feed is monitored.

  4. 22 Mar 2016

    The latest JRC MARS Bulletin on Crop monitoring in Europe, published 21 March 2016, finds that winter crops are well advanced in most of Europe due to the mild winter.

  5. 7 Mar 2016

    The JRC released two new, certified reference materials (CRMs) for the detection of the animal origin of feed ingredients. The availability of suitable analytical methods and CRMs supports the re-authorisation of certain processed animal proteins as feed ingredient according to Regulation (EC) No 51/2013.

  6. 26 Feb 2016

    A new habitat model, developed by the JRC and partner scientists, detects areas and periods where Atlantic bluefin tuna prefers to feed and spawn. Covering most of the areas where this species lives and the entire area subject to fisheries, the model provides concrete recommendations on when and where grounds should be closed to increase yield and stability of this fishery sector in the long term.

  7. 22 Feb 2016

    The latest JRC MARS Bulletin on Crop monitoring in Europe has been published today. It reports that no additional frost kill damages have been recorded since January, despite the fact that winter cereals have not hardened for large parts of Europe.

  8. 5 Feb 2016

    A recently published JRC article describes a new method to assess and predict the economic and physical damages caused by droughts. The tool could help policymakers develop drought management practices that would help improve food and energy security and adapt to climate change.

  9. 25 Jan 2016

    The latest MARS bulletin, published today, reports that the extremely mild weather of last December delayed the hardening of winter crops.

  10. 25 Jan 2016

    A prototype software tool is available to help farmers and farm advisers in the selection of Ecological Focus Area (EFA) elements. The aim is to deliver high environmental benefits and at the same time be realistic in terms of farm management.

    The software is freely available to download at: https://sitem.herts.ac.uk/aeru/efa/