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  1. Rural development

    Rural areas in the EU represent, according to a standard definition, 91 % of the territory and 56 % of the population. Many of these rural areas face significant environmental and socio-economic challenges. Agricultural practices put pressure on the rural ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Agricultural markets and international trade

    The EU is the first trader in agricultural products of the world, both in terms of exports and imports. Agricultural trade helps to answer possible food production shortages due to climatic or other reasons. Ultimately, it contributes to the prosperity of ...

    19 January 2015

  3. Agricultural technological innovation

    The need for technological development in agriculture to achieve "sustainable intensification" is on the agenda of governments and international bodies. Innovation is also at the centre of the EU2020 strategy. New technologies and their adoption ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Farming in the EU

    The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), representing the second largest share of the EU budget, is an evolving policy area. In the two last decades, support to farmers evolved from price support towards direct payment decoupled from production. Further refo ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Organic food and sustainable agriculture

    Food scares have increased consumer awareness in all aspects of food safety and quality. As a result, consumers have increasingly expressed preferences with respect to agricultural practices and geographical origin. Policy makers also have recognised the ...

    01 September 2015

  6. Agricultural biodiversity

    Agricultural land covers almost half of Europe’s territory. Technological development, mechanisation, agro-chemicals and genetic research have led to structural modifications in farming practices and put pressure on the environment, leading to soil deplet ...

    04 April 2016

  7. Crop yield forecasting

    Crop yield forecasts and crop production estimates are necessary at EU and Member State level to provide the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) decision makers with timely information for rapid decision-making during the growing season. Estimates of cr ...

    25 February 2016

  8. Agricultural monitoring

    Agricultural monitoring is carried out at the JRC mainly to distinguish, identify and measure the main crop production areas in Europe, estimate production early in the year and check the validity of farmers’ applications for EU subsidies. The European Co ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Modelling Impacts of National Policies on Kenyan Economy

    28 Apr 2016 Workshop jointly organised by the JRC (Seville site, Spain), LEI-WUR and Alterra-WUR (Netherlands); with support from The EU Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development.   Agenda Participants Photos   Op ...

    03 June 2016

  10. Fairly good crop yield outlook for the EU-28

    20 Jun 2016 The latest MARS crop monitoring bulletin, published today, reports that crop yield prospects at the EU-28 level remain clearly above the five-year average. Crop-growing conditions in Spain are excellent, but are less positive in western Europe ...

    20 June 2016

  11. Fairly good EU crops outlook despite unsettled weather

    23 May 2016 The latest JRC MARS Crop monitoring in Europe Bulletin, published today, reports that the current prospects for EU-28 yields are generally above the five-year average, despite a cold spell at the end of April. The forecast for total cereals ha ...

    24 May 2016

  12. Spreading codes for a satellite navigation system (concerning secondary codes)

    One embodiment of the invention provides a method of creating a set of secondary spreading codes for use in a satellite navigation system comprising a constellation of satellites. Each satellite in the constellation employs a tiered spreading code compris ...

    31 May 2016

  13. Workshop on Control and Management of Agricultural Land in IACS

    23 May 2016 to 25 May 2016 JRC workshop on control and management of agricultural land in the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS), which will be organised from Monday 23 May (9.00 AM) to Wednesday 25 May (4.00 PM) in Baveno (VB), at Grand ...

    13 May 2016

  14. Monitoring project impact on biomass increase in the context of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative in Senegal

    Land degradation and desertification represent a major threat to the population and ecosystems of (semi)-arid regions like the Sahel and the Sahara. In 2007, the African Union launched a pan-African programme, the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the S ...

    24 July 2016

  15. Good start to the season and sowing progress

    26 Apr 2016 The latest JRC MARS Crop monitoring in Europe Bulletin (published today) reports a positive yield outlook, although there are concerns in Poland and Ukraine after an unfavourable winter. In most regions, weather conditions have been favourable ...

    26 April 2016

  16. JRC MARS Bulletin Vol. 24 No 3- crop monitoring in Europe, March 2016; Predominantly good conditions for winter cereals

    Predominantly good conditions for winter cereals lbaw16003enn.pdf BARUTH Bettina, BIAVETTI Irene, BUSSAY Attila, CEGLAR Andrej, DE SANCTIS Giacomo, GARCIA CONDADO Sara, KARETSOS Sotirios, LECERF Remi, LOPEZ LOZANO Raul, NISINI SCACCHIAFICHI Luigi, SEGUINI ...

    15 July 2016

  17. An economic assessment of GHG mitigation policy options for EU agriculture (EcAMPA 2)

    The project 'Economic Assessment of GHG mitigation policy options for EU agriculture (EcAMPA)' is designed to assess some aspects of a potential inclusion of the agricultural sector into the EU 2030 climate policy framework. In the context of po ...

    29 June 2016

  18. Predominantly good conditions for winter cereals

    22 Mar 2016 The latest JRC MARS Bulletin on Crop monitoring in Europe, published 21 March 2016, finds that winter crops are well advanced in most of Europe due to the mild winter. In general, prospects for the new season are promising. At this stage of th ...

    22 March 2016

  19. Lunchtime Conference External Cooperation Infopoint

    22 Jan 2016 At todays' External Cooperation Info Point, IES scientist Estefania Custodio will give a presentation entitled A new global indicator- Bridging gender, food security and nutrition, in which she will speak about the new global indicator &q ...

    12 January 2016

  20. Proba‐V Symposium

    26 Jan 2016 to 28 Jan 2016 The European Space Agency (ESA) in cooperation with the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) is organising an event dedicated to the scientific and operational exploitation of Proba-V mission. The event, entitled “Proba-V Symp ...

    11 January 2016

  21. 66. Öffentliche Hochschultagung

    04 Feb 2016 IES scientist L. Montanarella is an invited keynote speaker at the opening of the conference, at which he will speak on "EU-Agrarpolitik aus Sicht der Welternährungssicherung und Ressourcenschonung", in the Frederik-Paulsen-Hörsaal a ...

    05 January 2016

  22. The EU societal awareness of landscape indicator: a review of its meaning, utility and performance across different scales

    There is increasing recognition that agricultural landscapes meet multiple societal needs and demands beyond provision of economic and environmental goods and services. Accordingly, there have been significant calls for the inclusion of societal, amenity ...

    16 June 2016

  23. Progress in indicators to assess agricultural landscape valuation: how and what is measured at different levels of governance

    Landscape is defined by the European Landscape Convention as "an area perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors". Many efforts have been devoted in addressing the core concep ...

    16 June 2016

  24. An indicator framework to help maximise potential benefits for ecosystem services and biodiversity from ecological focus areas

    Ecological focus areas are one of three greening measures that were introduced into the European Common Agricultural Policy by the reform in 2014, with the aim of enhancing the ecological function of agricultural landscapes. However, there are concerns th ...

    15 June 2016

  25. JRC MARS Bulletin- crop monitoring in Europe, January 2016- Weakly hardened winter cereals

    Weakly hardened winter cereals- A first cold spell is likely to have caused damages in eastern Europe jrc_mars_bulletin_vol24_no01.pdf BUSSAY Attila, CEGLAR Andrej, SEGUINI Lorenzo, BARUTH Bettina, VAN DEN BERG Maurits, NIEMEYER Stefan 2016 EUR- Scientifi ...

    17 June 2016