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From April to June, rainfall in key crop producing areas in North Korea were well below the long-term average From April to June, rainfall in key crop producing areas in North Korea were well below the long-term average
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Jul 24 2017
North Korea’s crop production has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather, and food insecurity is expected to worsen, concludes a joint FAO-JRC report.
Water excess affects wheat production more than drought in several countries Water excess affects wheat production more than drought in several countries
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Jul 04 2017
JRC scientists have proposed a new approach for identifying the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on the variability of global and regional wheat production. The study analysed the effect of heat and water anomalies on crop losses over a 30-year period.
The Anomaly hot Spots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) system, developed by the JRC, will help detect agricultural production anomaly hotspots for early planning of aid interventions or adaptation of rural development programmes. The Anomaly hot Spots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) system, developed by the JRC, will help detect agricultural production anomaly hotspots for early planning of aid interventions or adaptation of rural development programmes.
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Jun 06 2017
A new early warning system detecting agricultural production anomaly hotspots will be launched at the European Development Days on the 8 June 2017 in Brussels.
dirt According to the Global Report on Food Crises 2017, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016
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Mar 31 2017

Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released in Brussels on 31 March 2017.

Tap in desert The drought in Somalia and neighbouring countries is already producing severe water and pasture shortages in pastoral regions.
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Feb 21 2017

A failed 2016 rainy season linked to the climate phenomenon La Niña, combined with exceptionally warm sea surface temperatures in the western Pacific and eastern Indian Oceans, have led to extreme drought in the Horn of Africa and a more intense drought than that of 2010 in Somalia. These extreme weather conditions, combined with factors including high food prices, trade disruption, population displacement and insecurity, are likely to have a very severe impact on the food security of millions of people in the coming months.

Graphic visual of the event with a world surrounded by elements EU-AU-IIASA evidence and policy event brings together scientists and policymakers.
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Aug 31 2016
This capacity building evidence and policy event focusing on water-energy-food security nexus is organised jointly by the EU and African Union (AU), together with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).
Commissioner Hogan and JRC management discuss the schema of the land databases set up by Member States to manage farmer subsidies Commissioner Hogan and JRC management discuss the schema of the land databases set up by Member States to manage farmer subsidies
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Jun 22 2016

Following a visit to the JRC, Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, Phil Hogan, expressed confidence that increased use of satellite technology can help Member States to significantly increase the efficiency of on-the-spot checks necessary for CAP payments.

A handful of soil Even though there may be more than 30 different soil types occurring in certain location (grid cell), global crop modellers use only one.
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Jun 20 2016

A new study published in the journal Nature Communications shows that the type of soil used can often outweigh the effects of weather variability - such as year to year changes in rainfall and temperature.

JRC Director-General Vladimir Šucha and IFPRI Director-General Shenggen Fan sign the collaboration arrangement. JRC Director-General Vladimir Šucha and IFPRI Director-General Shenggen Fan sign the collaboration arrangement.
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Jun 14 2016

The JRC and the US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have signed a collaborative research arrangement on building up the resilience of vulnerable and poor populations, and improving the livelihood of smallholder farmers in developing countries.

World Humanitarian Summit logo The UN convenes the summit in response to an unprecedented increase of people affected by conflict and natural disaster.
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May 23 2016

The EU’s commitments to address the greatest humanitarian crises of our time will be supported by a series of Commission tools and platforms, some of which were developed by the JRC or in cooperation with partner organisations.

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