The article below has been amended to reflect the fact that a recent study by the UK government has shown that the use of solar power could be more cost-effective than the traditional methods used to grow food around the world.

In the article below, the UK Government has published a research paper on the benefits of growing your own food using trees, with the article originally written by The Guardian’s climate correspondent. 

The article below is part of a Climate Desk series on the sustainability of agriculture.

The next installment will be published tomorrow (Thursday), and we’ll be looking at a wide range of topics including climate change, food, water, and water management.