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JRC Global Drought Observatory | Analytical report: Drought in Europe - July 2022

Executive summary: The severe drought affecting several regions of Europe since the beginning of the year continues expanding and worsening. Dry conditions are related to a wide and persistent lack of precipitation combined with early heatwaves in May and June. The severe precipitation deficit has impacted river discharges widely across Europe.…

Water scarcity: Commission advises on safe water reuse in agriculture

Today, the Commission published guidelines Search for available translations of the preceding link•••to help Member States and stakeholders apply the rules on the safe reuse of treated urban waste water for agricultural irrigation. With several Member States increasingly suffering from droughts, reusing water from urban waste water treatment…

Green Deal: Commission seeks views on possible EU Soil Health Law

Yesterday, the Commission launched an online public consultation on the development of a possible EU Soil Health Law. The EU Soil Strategy for 2030, adopted last year, announced that the Commission will table a new legislative proposal on soil health providing a comprehensive legal framework for soil protection, granting it the same level of…

New agri-food trade report: EU compensates for dramatic drop in Ukrainian maize imports and increases agri-food exports to Africa

The latest EU agri-food trade figures released today show that the total value of EU agri-food trade reached a value of €31.4 billion in April 2022, a 14% increase on to April 2021. Exports of agricultural products from the EU decreased by 5.4%, mainly due to lower exports to Russia (-26%) and China (-11%). Imports of agricultural products from…

JRC Mars bulletin - Reduced yield outlook for summer crops in Europe - 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. Hot and dry weather conditions take their toll According to the July issue of the JRC MARS Bulletin - Crop monitoring in Europe, published today…