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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.
According to the January edition of the JRC's Anomaly hot Spots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment, the main areas of concern for crop- and rangeland productivity are currently located in Southern Africa, while a harsh dry season is posing problems for pastoralists in parts of East Africa.
Main findings of the January global overview:
The next assessment is scheduled for the end of February 2019.