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This research topic covers areas such as

  • food and nutrition security assessments
  • food accessibility and equity
  • monitoring of food security outside the EU - link to migration and to fairness and gender equality
  • impact of climate change on food and feed production and trade, including new pests and diseases
  • urban farming (including urbanisation versus food sustainability)

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  • News article

Mild season leads to fair crop yields in Turkey

The September edition of the JRC MARS Bulletin in the global outlook series on Turkey, shows that yield forecasts for winter cereals and summer crops are in line with – or above – the 5-year average.

  • News article

ASAP assessment August 2022

Famine projected in parts of Somalia; Major floods hit Pakistan, East and West Africa

  • News article

ASAP assessment July 2022

The July edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment is now available at:

Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment

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Food contact materials comprise all materials and articles that come or are intended to come in contact with food, e.g. food packaging materials...

The JRC's research addresses the global food security issue, with the demand for food likely to grow by 70% until 2050.