Physics Empowering


Prof David Reay: Climate-Smart Food and Where to Start

Unviersity of Edinburgh

An interview with Professor David Reay about his current research on greenhouse gas mitigation from integrated land-use farming techniques to climate-smart food to cut greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries.


He describes the wonderful scenery and the never-ending journey of farmers who continually adapt their farming practices to deal with climate change. An interesting listen for anyone who wishes to know more about how the synergy of crop-selection can reduce carbon footprint.

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There’s an interesting dichotomy that I’ve noticed. To communicate change, we must always start off from the big organisations to inspire and build capacity for scientific awareness. At the same time, we must take an outside-in approach when implementing change, and start from the fundamental stakeholders: the smallholder farmers who support our entire world.