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Publication Year: 
2016
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC105347
Authors: 
MOLINA-HERRERA Saul
HAAS E
GROTE R
KIESE Ralf
KLATT Steffen
KRAUS David
KAMPFFMEYER Tatjana
FRIEDRICH Rainier
ANDREAE Henning
LOUBET B.
AMMANN C.
HORVATH L
LARSEN Klaus
GRUENING Carsten
FRUMAU Arnoud
BUTTERBACH-BAHL K.
Tap in desert The drought in Somalia and neighbouring countries is already producing severe water and pasture shortages in pastoral regions.
©Fotolia, posteriori
Feb 21 2017

A failed 2016 rainy season linked to the climate phenomenon La Niña, combined with exceptionally warm sea surface temperatures in the western Pacific and eastern Indian Oceans, have led to extreme drought in the Horn of Africa and a more intense drought than that of 2010 in Somalia. These extreme weather conditions, combined with factors including high food prices, trade disruption, population displacement and insecurity, are likely to have a very severe impact on the food security of millions of people in the coming months.

Poultry farm New standards on resources and emissions will help national authorities across the EU to lower the environmental impact of around 20 000 large poultry and pig farms.
©Fotolia, author A
Feb 21 2017

New standards on resources and emissions will help national authorities across the EU to lower the environmental impact of around 20 000 large poultry and pig farms. The new specifications stem from the review of the Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document for the intensive rearing of poultry and pigs (IRPP), the so-called IRPP BREF, whose conclusions were published on 21 February 2017 in the Official Journal of the EU.

The JRC report stresses the need for better awareness and coordination between existing knowledge sources on Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal testing, for their greater impact. The JRC report stresses the need for better awareness and coordination between existing knowledge sources on Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal testing, for their greater impact.
©EU, 2017
Feb 20 2017

The JRC has carried out a study of available knowledge on the replacement, reduction and refinement (the 3Rs) of animal procedures used in research and testing to understand how supply of such knowledge can better meet demand. Findings show that although much 3Rs knowledge exists, its sharing can be improved through better coordination, communication and outreach, and by more emphasis on targeted education and training initiatives.

Despite cold conditions in central and eastern Europe, protective snow cover has helped limit frost-kill damage to winter cereals in many areas.
©Fotolia; author: SGr
Feb 20 2017

According to the February issue of the JRC MARS crop monitoring bulletin for Europe, this winter is finishing with no major constraints to winter crops. 

Publication Year: 
2017
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC105841
Authors: 
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Publication Year: 
2017
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC103825
Authors: 
SCHNEPF Sylke
Publication Year: 
2014
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC92739
Authors: 
CERASA Andrea
BUSCAGLIA Daniela
Publication Year: 
2017
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC102815
Authors: 
CLAPPIER Alain
DEGRAEUWE Bart
THUNIS Philippe

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