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Cost and potential of carbon abatement from the UK perennial energy crop market

ClimateXChange researchers presented the cost and potential of carbon abatement from the UK perennial energy crop market at a workshop...

Assessment of the Food Safety and Animal Health Implications of Climate Change Effects on Crops and Livestock

Changes in temperature and rainfall can affect the spread and proliferation of infection-causing (pathogenic) bacteria. Bacteria thrive in warm, wet...

Food security and climate change mitigation

This workshop highlighted the key food security issues likely to influence policy development, and explored how these relate to emissions...

Future Options for Forest Carbon Markets in Scotland and the UK

This report discusses options for a future forest carbon market in the UK. Forests provide ‘climate services’ by removing carbon...

Agri-Environment options and greenhouse gas emissions

The Scottish Government's Rural Development Programme (SRDP) is the main fund supporting rural development in Scotland. It supports economic, environmental...

Breeding for climate change

This project reviewed barley and potato as crops, paying particular attention to resilience traits in order to assess strengths and...

Potential impact of future wind speeds on spatial spread of crop pathogens in Scotland

Wind speeds play an important role in the spread of crop-threatening plant diseases. However, climate predictions indicate that the spread...

Report on Agricultural Drainage and Greenhouse Gas Abatement in Scotland

Land drainage is essential to maintaining the productivity of Scottish agriculture. It also has significant potential to mitigate greenhouse gas...

Carbon benefits from peatland restoration

ClimateXChange has been involved in peatland research from the outset, particularly focused on the carbon benefits from peatland restoration and...

Emissions from Agriculture

This brief identifies abatement measures for the agriculture sector further to those in the first Report on Proposals and Policies...

Adaptation in the agricultural sector

ClimateXChange was asked by the Scottish Government to produce a summary of research contributing to adaptation to climate change in...

Advice on the Inclusion of Precision Farming in RPP2

Precision farming is a relatively new management practice made possible by information technology and remote sensing. New technologies provide more...