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 February edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment shows evidence of reduced or wilted crop areas and deteriorating pastoral conditions in parts of Southern Africa, while the harsh dry season in East Africa is leading to increased food prices. Conditions are favourable for winter crops in North Africa, the Middle East and Central and South Asia.
Main findings of the February global overview:
Increasing women’s voice and participation in politics has clear positive impacts on the quality of governance, transparency and accountability.
This is one of the conclusions of a JRC study analysing women's disadvantage and achievements in different EU regions, published at the occasion of International Women's Day on 8 March 2019.