JRC News

  1. 26 Jun 2015

    The 3rd annual Plenary Meeting of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP), hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) from the 22 to 24 June 2015 in Rome, Italy, endorsed a concept note on developing Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Management of Soil Resources (VGSMS).

  2. 24 Jun 2015

    The JRC hosted a very successful awareness-raising event with an EU exhibit on soil at this year’s 4-day Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, which was attended by a record-breaking number of visitors. The exhibit showcased soil-related issues in Scotland and Europe in an informative and engaging manner, and made a real contribution to the International Year of Soils.  Feedback from the Commissioner Hogan, the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, was extremely positive.

     

  3. 22 Jun 2015

    The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a regulation upgrading the EU framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector to support scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The JRC will maintain its central role under the new regulation - once adopted - and has been instrumental in the conception of the proposal, building on a longstanding experience in collecting and maintaining fisheries data reported by EU Member States.

  4. 22 Jun 2015

    Crop yield forecasts for most winter cereals at EU-28 level have been lowered compared to last month’s forecast due suboptimal weather conditions.

  5. 26 May 2015

    Winter crops continue to be in good shape and no major concerns for the spring sowing campaign have emerged. The yield outlook is predominantly positive.

  6. 20 May 2015

    In the context of Expo Milano 2015, on 20 May 2015, the JRC and the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development host participating agencies of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), a global initiative which provides common scale for classifying food insecurity situations.

  7. 13 May 2015

    The JRC has released a new report on its scientific support to EU's "from farm to fork" policy which ensures Europeans enjoy safe and nutritious food, while facilitating the food industry to work under the best possible conditions.

  8. 8 May 2015

    On 8 May, the European Union officially started its programme of activities at Expo 2015 with the international conference on the role of research for the global food and nutrition security, and the inauguration of the EU pavilion.

  9. 5 May 2015

    Scientists from the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements developed a specialised technique to determine accurately the content of aflatoxin B1 in cereal-based baby food, maize and maize-based animal feed. Results showed that the technique may be used to assign reference values to test materials for proficiency testing and to develop candidate reference materials (RMs).

  10. 27 Apr 2015

    The latest Monitoring Agricultural Resources (MARS) bulletin, published today, finds that  the weather conditions in most regions have been favourable for winter crop growth and spring sowings during the period of review (from 1 March to 20 April). Overall, the yield outlook is positive - close to, or somewhat above, the long-term average.