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Soil erosion by water has a huge impact on soil productivity
May 23 2019

A recent JRC study finds that soil erosion by water costs the world economy about US$8,000,000,000 (eight billion US dollars) a year.

This lost soil reduces global agri-food production by 33.7 million tonnes, leading to increases of up to 3.5% in world food prices, and widens the competitive gap on world agri-food markets.

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC114177
Authors: 
CARMONA MORENO Cesar
DONDEYNAZ Celine
BIEDLER Murray
ADAMOVIC Marko
AL-ZUBARI W.K.
AMANI Abou
AMEZTOY ARAMENDI Iban
BACIGALUPI Claudio
BARCHIESI Stefano
BISSELINK Bernard
BODIS Katalin
BOURAOUI Faycal
CAUCCI Serena
DALTON James
DE ROO Arie
DUPONT C.
EL KHARRAZ J.
EMBID A.
FARAJALLA Nadim
FERNANDEZ BLANCO CARRAMOLINO Ricardo
FERRINI Luca
FILALI-MEKNASSI Youssef
FRANCA M.J.
GHAFFOUR N.
GIRARDI Veronica
GRIZZETTI Bruna
HANNAH C.
HIDALGO GONZALEZ Ignacio
HOUMOLLER Ole
JAEGER-WALDAU Arnulf
JIMENEZ CISNEROS B.
KAVVADIAS Konstantinos
KOUGIAS Ioannis
LAAMRANI Hammou
LEMESSA TESGERA S.
LIEBAERTS Andre
LIPPONEN A.
LORENTZEN J
MAKARIGAKIS A.
MARENCE M.
MARTIN L.
MICHALENA E.
MISHRA A.
MOHTAR R.H.
MONER GERONA Magda
MORENO-ABAT Marta
MPAKAMA Z.
PASTORI Marco
PISTOCCHI Alberto
SARTORI Martina
SCHMEIER Sara
SCHMIDT-VOGT D.
SEHRING Jenniver
SMAKHTIN V.
SZABO Sandor
TAKAWIRA A.
THIEM M.
TIRUNEH J.K.
TSANI S
VAN HULLEBUSCH E.D.
VERBIST Koen
XENARIOS S.
ZARAGOZA G.
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC116511
Authors: 
MALAGO Anna
BOURAOUI Faycal
PASTORI Marco
GELATI Emiliano
Life cycle assessment can help monitor the environmental performance of bio-based products and systems
May 22 2019

A new brief prepared by the JRC explains how Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) can be used to monitor, evaluate and forecast potential environmental impacts of bioeconomy sectors and the use of bio-based commodities in order to ensure that the bioeconomy operates within safe ecological limits.

Different modelling principles are used to develop approaches suitable for a broad range of contexts and scales, from evaluating the environmental impacts of single bio-based commodities to those of strategic policy decisions.

Southeast Asia's forests are important reserves for tropical biodiversity and carbon storage
May 21 2019

A recent Nature article warns of the urgent need for informed and joined-up thinking in making decisions about the future of Southeast Asia’s forests in order to mitigate global warming and biodiversity loss.

The article compares the impact of socioeconomic scenarios of plausible futures on Southeast Asia’s forests, one of the world’s major deforestation hotspots.

Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC109817
Authors: 
GIUNTOLI Jacopo
BULGHERONI Claudia
MARELLI Luisa
SALA Serenella
PANT Rana
LUSSER Maria
AVRAAMIDES Marios
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The yield outlook for winter cereals in the EU has slightly improved, thanks to favourable weather conditions in southern regions.
May 20 2019

The May issue of the JRC MARS Bulletin - Crop monitoring in Europe - was published today, alongside the Turkey edition of the JRC MARS Bulletin global outlook series.

According to the crop monitoring Bulletin for Europe, above-average rainfall in Italy, south-eastern Europe and south-eastern parts of the Iberian Peninsula instigated the replenishment of soil moisture reserves, which in several regions had been critically low, with substantial benefits for winter crops and the early development of spring- and summer crops.

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC115020
Authors: 
URSO Giuliana
SERMI Francesco
TARCHI Dario
KOOPMANS Julia
DUTA Ana-Maria
BONGIARDO Davide
Type:
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC112948
Authors: 
ROHAT Guillaume
FLACKE Johannes
DAO Hy
VAN MAARSEVEEN Martin
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC116738
Authors: 
SALAS HERRERO Maria Fuensanta
TEIXEIRA Heliana
POIKANE Sandra

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