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How much fertile soil is there?

Soil is critical to life on Earth. It provides most of the food we eat. More than 99% of the daily calorific intake of Europeans comes from soil-based products. But soil is a non-renewable resource under pressure which should be protected. Play the soil game to find out how much of the Earth has fertile soil!

Where food begins

99% of our food comes from our soil. Learn more about how HEALTY SOIL is the key to food security for all.

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Fish: treasure from the sea to be protected

Watch how the JRC and science contribute to 'Blue Growth', the maritime contribution to achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Choose dinner wisely!

Do you know what dishes to eat to reduce your environmental footprint? Play the JRC food challenge to test your knowledge! Alex has cooked delicious meals but needs your help to select which one is 'greenest': having the lowest impact on climate change, land use and nitrogen loads. Sylvia will give you interesting tips on how to consume wisely and limit your impact on the environment.

Forecasting Crops

Crops are the basis of many food products such as flour, vegetables, cereals and sugar. How can we be sure that we have enough crops growing in Europe to feed us all? Can we predict potential shortage of yields? Discover how JRC scientists forecast crop production, who they provide information to and why this is so important for Europe and other parts of the World.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles monitoring agriculture

Ever wonder how authorities can check what is going on over a vast area of land? Watch this video to see how we use science and technology to see what is happening in the countryside where we grow products.

Jann Martinsohn, JRC scientist - Genetics & Genomics

The Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's in-house science service, presents its Faces of Science series - showcasing the human face of the scientific advice supporting EU policy.

Robert M'Barek, JRC scientist - Agricultural Economics

The Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's in-house science service, presents its Faces of Science series - showcasing the human face of the scientific advice supporting EU policy.