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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Farmers and policymakers can reap benefits from taking seasonal weather forecasts into account when making decisions about wheat.
The EU trade agenda is set to have an overall positive impact on the EU economy and the agri-food sector, according to a new study published today.
Trade agreements are due to result in substantial increases in EU agri-food exports, with more limited increases in imports, creating a positive trade balance overall.
The study also confirms that the EU’s approach to grant a limited amount of lower duty imports (through tariff rate quotas) is the best approach in terms of protecting specific vulnerable agri-food sectors in the EU.
COVID-19 severely affected the EU fishing fleets but their average profits are predicted to have remained positive in 2020, according to the JRC’s Annual Economic Report on the EU Fishing Fleet 2020.
The 2020 Annual Economic Report (AER) on the EU fishing fleet provides a comprehensive overview of the structure and economic performance of EU Member State fishing fleets.
Without integrated policies and international assistance to the less fortunate regions, the pursuit of climate targets could make developing countries slip back on key Sustainable Development Goals.
Developing countries cannot afford to tackle climate change without partnership assistance and knowledge transfer from richer regions, a new study concludes.
The JRC has launched a survey to monitor the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the EU’s agricultural-food supply chain - from farm to fork.
The survey targets companies and businesses (including small enterprises and farmers) active in the production, distribution, processing, wholesale or retail stages of the agri-food supply chain.
The aim is to investigate the resilience, constraints and responses of operators to COVID-19, all along the chain.