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Atlas de Solos da América Latina e do Caribe
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Aug 16 2018

The soil experts of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's in-house science service, have just published the first ever comprehensive overview of the soils of Latin America and the Caribbean in the Portuguese language. The atlas was coordinated by the European Commission's JRC and is the result of a fruitful collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and leading soil scientists in Europe, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Earth observation data is used to monitor agriculture worldwide
©Earth observation data is used to monitor agriculture worldwide
Aug 09 2018

From 17 to 19 April 2018 the JRC hosted the GEOGLAM – CEOS Workshop on Data and Systems Requirements for Operational Agricultural Monitoring, co-organised with DG GROW, GEOGLAM1 and EOFSAC2.

The objective of the workshop was to develop a holistic characterisation of requirements for agricultural monitoring, from data needs to infrastructure and information services, in the GEOGLAM context.

Pastures in large parts of northern Europe are under serious pressure from dry and hot weather conditions.
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Aug 09 2018

The JRC has prepared an update on pasture conditions in Europe, with a particular focus on regions in central and northern EU countries that have experienced exceptionally dry conditions.

The analysis is based on satellite imagery using observations up to 31 July 2018, and compares the results for 2018 with those of the past, since 1999 (the first year of the observations).

ASAP hotspot assessment of 06.08.2018
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Aug 06 2018

The July edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) global overview assessment shows evidence of a drop in cereal production in several countries in the Middle East and Central Asia due to dry conditions.

The harvest in Southern Africa was completed in July. This region also experienced a mixed crop season, with production problems mainly caused by a prolonged early season dry spell. A special alert provides full details.

Farmers in large parts of Europe are facing exceptionally warm and dry conditions this year
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Aug 03 2018

The European Commission is supporting European farmers in the face of the current extreme drought situations by enabling higher advanced payments and granting more flexibility for farmers to use land that would normally not be used for production, in order to feed their animals, in addition to support under the existing Common Agricultural Policy legislation.

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC108752
Authors: 
CORRADO Sara
SALA Serenella
Emission mitigation policies in the agricultural sector need to be carefully designed to ensure global food security
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Aug 01 2018

Climate change can directly exacerbate food insecurity due to crop production-related impacts of, for example, warmer and drier conditions. Efforts to mitigate climate change through comprehensive, economy-wide greenhouse gas emission mitigation policies, however, may also negatively affect food security, due to indirect impacts on prices and supplies of key agricultural commodities.

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC110841
Authors: 
HASEGAWA Tomoko
FUJIMORI Shinichiro
HAVLIK Petr
VALIN Hugo
BODIRSKY Benjamin L.
DOELMAN Jonathan
FELLMANN Thomas
KYLE Page
KOOPMAN Jason F. L.
LOTZE-CAMPEN Hermann
MASON-D'CROZ Daniel
OCHI Yuki
PEREZ DOMINGUEZ Ignacio
STEHFEST Elke
SULSER Timothy B.
TABEAU Andrzej
TAKAHASHI Kiyoshi
TAKAKURA Jun'Ya
VAN MEIJL Hans
VAN ZEIST Willem-Jan
WIEBE Keith D.
WITZKE Heinz Peter
Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC111068
Authors: 
DUCHOSSOIS Guy
TOUMAZOU Vincent
ANTUNES Sonia
BARTSCH Annett
DIEHL Thomas
DINESSEN Frode
ERIKSSON Patrick
GARRIC Gilles
HOLMLUND Kenneth
HOUSSAIS Marie-Noëlle
JINDROVA Marketa
MUÑOZ-SABATER Joaquín
THOMAS Nagler
NORDBECK Ola
DE WITTE E.
Publication Year: 
2017
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC111067
Authors: 
DUCHOSSOIS Guy
TOUMAZOU Vincent
ANTUNES Sonia
BARTSCH Annett
DIEHL Thomas
DINESSEN Frode
ERIKSSON Patrick
GARRIC Gilles
HOUSSAIS Marie-Noëlle
JINDROVA Marketa
MUÑOZ-SABATER Joaquín
THOMAS Nagler
NORDBECK Ola

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