The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) through the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) is strongly involved in the fight against food insecurity and climate change in providing scientific and technical support to EU policies for the protection of the European and global environment. Agricultural statistic information are crucial for monitoring crop vegetation growth, short term effects of meteorological events on crop production and provide yearly yield forecasts as well as decision making on Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) instruments. However, the capacity to run reliable crop and yield forecasting models is something hampered by scarce data availability and lack of agro-meteorology skills. The main objective of this project was to collect agronomic data in order to enrich the current database for Ukraine and Turkey and to allow a calibration of the crop growth model for the most important crops in the countries. Data related to physiological and agronomic aspects of these crops was collected and analyzed at national and sub-national scale.

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