Africa

Professor Mark New, Director of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town, has been named as the 2018 recipient of the Piers Sellers Prize for a world leading contribution to solution focused climate research. The award is one of two bestowed annually in the former astronaut and climate scientist’s…
Leeds scientists are part of a £7.8m project to improve African weather forecasting capabilities and benefit the livelihoods of African populations. The interdisciplinary project, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund, will be led by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and involves seven researchers from across the School of Earth and Environment, Leeds University Business…
Two significant research projects have been awarded £16million to build resilience in African businesses and communities as part of the University’s commitment to tackling the world’s greatest issues. The funding is from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a £1.5billion Government programme to support research that addresses critical problems in developing countries across the world….
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…