Urgent action is needed to improve the livelihoods of half a billion farmers within a decade, empowering them with climate-smart techniques to transform global food systems. That was the unanimous response of researchers and international stakeholders who met at a summit at the University of Leeds to discuss the increasing pressure from climate change and…
  A new film by the Priestley International Centre for Climate demonstrates the value to University of Leeds researchers of working together across disciplines on climate solutions. The film, made by Limehouse TV, features four researchers from different areas of the University, working in sustainability, marine biology, geography and atmospheric science. All talk enthusiastically about…
Crop yields will fall within the next decade due to climate change unless immediate action is taken to speed up the introduction of new and improved varieties, experts have warned. The research, led by the University of Leeds and published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, focusses on maize in Africa but the underlying…