JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
The European Commission's in-house science service
The JRC provides scientific and technical support to the European Union’s agriculture and food security policies through its monitoring, modelling and economic analysis of agricultural resources and farm systems.
As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards, and sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners.