agriculture

Rising nitrous oxide emissions are jeopardizing climate goals and the Paris Accord, according to a new international study. The growing use of nitrogen fertilizers in the production of food worldwide is increasing concentrations of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere—a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide—which remains in the atmosphere longer than a…
Radical changes to land use are required to tackle climate change and ensure food security, according to a new report from the IPCC. The Special Report on Climate Change and Land, approved by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 7 August in Geneva, highlights that land is under growing pressure from human activity…
A new study suggests climate change will significantly alter rainfall patterns for key agricultural regions, but the worse effects could be mitigated by reducing greenhouse emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions, many of which are produced by burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil, become trapped in the atmosphere. This causes a greenhouse effect which warms…
Joint University of Leeds, CIAT, CGIAR and CCAFS press release: Agriculture in parts of sub-Saharan Africa must undergo significant transformation if it is to continue to produce key food crops, according to a new study published today in Nature Climate Change. The study shows that maize, beans and bananas are most at risk from climate…