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Accurate forecasts help farmers to take better decisions
Accurate forecasts help farmers to take better decisions
Sep 10 2021

Farmers and policymakers can reap benefits from taking seasonal weather forecasts into account when making decisions about wheat.

The EU aquaculture sector reached €4.1 billion in turnover in 2018, according to a new JRC report. However, the report estimates that the coronavirus pandemic hit the sector by decreasing income sources and increasing costs.
In the EU, aquaculture accounts for about 25% of seafood consumption
May 06 2021
Globally, aquaculture – farmed fish, shellfish and aquatic plants – recently surpassed wild capture fisheries as the main source of all the seafood we eat.
Trade agreements are due to result in substantial increases in EU agri-food exports.
Trade agreements are due to result in substantial increases in EU agri-food exports.
Jan 26 2021

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.

The EU report projects resilience of fishing fleet during COVID-19 pandemic
The EU report projects resilience of fishing fleet during COVID-19 pandemic
Jan 08 2021

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.

Soil erosion could rise by up to two-thirds compared to today.
Soil is part of our landscapes and cultural heritage.
Aug 25 2020
Soil erosion could rise by up to two-thirds compared to today.
The paper calls for global policy designs with measures aimed at avoiding an increase in inequality, hunger and malnutrition.
The paper calls for global policy designs with measures aimed at avoiding an increase in inequality, hunger and malnutrition.
Jul 24 2020

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 survey targets companies and businesses active in the agri-food supply chain.
The survey targets companies and businesses active in the agri-food supply chain.
Jul 14 2020

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.    

FOP nutrition labelling may help consumers make health-conscious food choices
FOP nutrition labelling may help consumers make health-conscious food choices
May 20 2020
Supporting the Commission report on front-of-pack (FOP) nutrition labelling, the JRC reviewed the scientific literature on existing and proposed FOP labelling schemes and their effects on consumers and food business operators.
Yemen, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, the Sudan, Nigeria and Haiti are the world’s 10 hungriest countries.
Yemen, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, the Sudan, Nigeria and Haiti are the world’s 10 hungriest countries.
Apr 29 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic may increase the number of people battling acute hunger and suffering from malnutrition.
The JRC launched an inter-laboratory comparison study to identify and harmonise methods to measure microplastics in water
The JRC launched an inter-laboratory comparison study to identify and harmonise methods to measure microplastics in water
Feb 28 2020
New study launched to identify and harmonise methods to measure microplastics in water.

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