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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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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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MARS Bulletin July 2022

According to the latest JRC MARS Bulletin - Crop monitoring in Europe, the yield outlook for EU summer crops was substantially reduced due to continued hot and/or dry weather conditions in much of Europe.

  • News article

ASAP hotspot assessement June 2022

Risk of famine in the Horn of Africa rising after exceptional drought; poor winter cereals output in the Middle East

  • News article

Improved crop yield expectations in North Africa, except for Morocco

The June edition of the JRC MARS Bulletin - Global outlook for North Africa describes a cereal season marked by drought until February/March, accompanied by hot temperatures in Morocco and western Algeria.
This resulted in irreversible loss of yield potentials in Morocco, while in Algeria, despite

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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.