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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.
The Global Report on Food Crises, presented on 22 March 2018 in Rome, indicates that major risks of famine were averted in 2017 in the four countries that were declared at risk in early 2017: Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and North Nigeria.
However, it also highlights the severity and the complexity of food crises around the world.
According to the March issue of the JRC MARS Crop monitoring Bulletin, which was published yesterday, weather conditions have generally been adequate for the wintering and early establishment of winter cereals, despite the unusual weather conditions experienced in large parts of Europe.
The European Coexistence Bureau organises the exchange of technical-scientific information on best agricultural management practices for coexistence. On this basis, it develops consensus agreed crop-specific guidelines for coexistence measures.
Coexistence refers to the ability of farmers to choose between the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) and non-GM crops, in compliance with the relevant legislation on labelling rules for GM organisms (GMOs), food and feed and/or purity standards.