JRC News

  1. 23 Feb 2015

    The latest MARS Crop monitoring in Europe bulletin, published today, reports that winter cereals remain weakly hardened in much of Europe, and therefore more exposed to frost-kill damage.

  2. 10 Feb 2015

    The JRC collaborated with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on a recent outlook report, covering the period between October 2014 and November 2015, which predicts that a continued food security crisis situation will affect most households in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in 2015.

    The report finds that the total cereal import requirement for 2015 is estimated at 407 000 tonnes. Given that the government is expected to import 300 000 tonnes, the country will face a deficit of 107 000 tonnes.

  3. 10 Feb 2015

    The JRC recently published a paper highlighting the importance of free open-access satellite data for biodiversity conservation.

  4. 4 Feb 2015

    A recent JRC report reviews the literature on the concept of well-being, and describes a method that can provide an integrated description of well-being across Europe. The authors measure well-being using  12 indicators available from Eurostat for all European regions. A map of regional well-being in Europe was elaborated based on the performance of each indicator for each region with respect to the EU average. Based on the criteria used in the study, the map highlights discrepancies in levels of well-being across Europe.

  5. 27 Jan 2015

    The JRC produced the contents of the joint FAO-JRC e-learning course entitled: “Remotely Sensed Information for Crop Monitoring and Food Security - Techniques and methods for arid and semi-arid areas”, which is part of the EU-FAO Programme on "Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction".

  6. 26 Jan 2015

    The first MARS Bulletin of 2015, published today, reports that winter cereals have shown little or no hardening in much of Europe, which may leave them susceptible to frost-kill damage in the event of a heavy frost.

  7. 18 Dec 2014

    The JRC co-organised a successful Euro-Mediterranean Crop Monitoring Conference which was held from 19-21 November 2014 in Rabat, Morocco.

  8. 17 Dec 2014

    The JRC produced the contents of the joint FAO/JRC e-learning course on: “Remotely Sensed Information for Crop Monitoring and Food Security - Techniques and methods for arid and semi-arid areas” which is part of the EU-FAO Programme on "Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction".

  9. 15 Dec 2014

    The latest MARS bulletin, which reviews the 2014 campaign, describes how generally favourable conditions across the EU-28 led to above-average cereal yields, with the exception of durum wheat and spring barley.

  10. 2 Dec 2014

    In a recently published article, the JRC presents its Control with Remote Sensing (CwRS) programme, which supports the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and especially the management and control by Member State administrations of direct aids to EU farmers.