We are doing science for policy
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 May edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment, which was published on Monday, highlights agricultural production hotspots in East Africa due to heavy rainfall, in the Middle East due to failed sowing activities and high temperatures, and in Southern Africa due to a major early season dry spell.
Main findings of the May overview
Every month the JRC Science & Policy Briefing offers an overview of "What's on the EU's agenda", focusing on the activities of the European Institutions, on European and International Conferences/Meetings and on JRC news/press releases