lower your farm's carbon footprint

Mission

Climate Change is disturbing our planet’s natural balance, shifting normal weather patterns, causing extreme droughts, destabilising global events, and contributing to rising ocean levels. Undermining our food production systems, our economy and our way of life for centuries to come.

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) with the ability to trap heat in our atmosphere are driving this shift, as their current levels are higher today than at any point in the last 800,000 years of our planet’s history.

According to the latest figures, the Agricultural Sector is responsible for 11.7% of yearly global greenhouse gas emissions.

Farmers have long been criticised for lack of success when tackling the issue of their emissions.

Let's tackle together the greatest challenge of our times.

Employ Agrecalc to estimate and reduce your impact.

Our Mission:

To give everyone access to a tool to analyse their operation’s carbon footprint and pave the way to net-zero carbon emissions from agriculture.

Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Carbon dioxide

CO2

Carbon dioxide is primarily produced through burning fossil fuels to generate energy, embedded in the production of purchased inputs and from the disposal of waste

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Methane

CH4

Methane is mainly produced by livestock as a natural by-product of enteric fermentation during ruminant digestion and from management of organic manure

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Nitrous oxide

N2O

Nitrous oxide is mostly released during the application of synthetic and organic fertilisers to the soil, from urine deposition by grazing animals and from crop residues

Solution

Science

The IPCC is the internationally accepted authority on climate change, providing reports that embody the consensus between the leading climate scientists and the participating governments.

Their aim is to organise and present objective, scientific information crucial to understanding the scientific basis of the threat of human-induced climate change, its impacts and risks, and possible actions.

Research

Devoted researchers at SRUC translate the science into comprehensive models, which are then incorporated into a farm carbon calculator that constitutes the main engine behind Agrecalc.

This approach promotes the transformation of the world-class research being undertaken across SRUC into excellence and impact for the agricultural sector.

Consultancy

Passionate experts at SAC provide us with invaluable guidance throughout the entire designing process by offering a practical and realistic view of real-world farming issues.

Our consultants are entrusted with transferring innovative research results from the academic environment into the hands of farmers and organizations who can put it to practical use.

We bring you a powerful carbon footprint tool that is constantly growing and evolving

We are translating the latest science into new features and practical modules for our farm footprinting tool to help farmers measure their environmental impact and plan their mitigation strategies to offset their emissions.

The more you use Agrecalc, the stronger it gets.

All tool subscriptions are reinvested in the development process.

This helps to maintain the group of devoted researchers and facilitate the delivery of state-of-the-art scientific tools that constantly improves the power and accuracy of our farm carbon calculator.

Where the science comes from

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a part of the United Nations (UN) that was established in 1988 and was later endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly.

IPCC reports mainly contain comprehensive information that improves our understanding of climate change and its potential impacts, options for adaptation and mitigation, which are based on scientific, technical and socio-economic evidence.

Thousands of scientists and other experts contribute to writing and reviewing reports, which are then subject to approval by representatives from participating governments of more than 120 countries.

In 2007, IPPC was presented with a Nobel Peace Prize, shared with Al Gore, "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change."

SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) is a world-renowned institution providing sector-leading research, education and consultancy focused on rural, environmental and land-based activities.

The underlying work of this dynamic research community benefits the rural economy and rural communities by addressing issues of health and productivity in animals and crops, promoting low carbon farming and increasing farm output through efficiency and innovation.

SAC (SAC Consulting Solutions) displays a long history of supporting and advising land-based businesses in the rural economy to optimise agricultural outcomes and supply chains, always in balance with the environment and in line with national agricultural policy.

The organisation remains independent of any trade products and services, while offering end-to-end services ranging from business advice to soil nutrition, to livestock and agronomy, to branding and marketing of food products.

PAS 2050:2011 is an independent and widely recognised standard providing requirements and guidelines on specific issues relevant for carbon footprints, including land-use change, carbon uptake, biogenic carbon emissions, soil carbon change, and green electricity.

It was introduced in 2008 and was revised in 2011, with the aim of providing a consistent internationally applicable method for quantifying product carbon footprints.

It is a specification for assessing product life cycle GHG emissions, prepared by BSI British Standards and co-sponsored by the Carbon Trust and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) that was developed with significant input from international stakeholders and experts across academia, business, government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Agrecalc Carbon Calculations

We use these measures to calculate your tailored carbon footprint

We only require the data necessary to produce a useful and meaningful outcome for you

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Land & Crop

Crop area
Fertiliser use
 Yield & output
Manure application

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Livestock

Numbers
Purchased feed
Age at slaughter
Weight & growth rate
Production level & output

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Energy & Waste

Waste
Water
Transport
Renewables

Electricity & fuel use

Agrecalc Carbon Calculations

We use these measures to calculate your tailored carbon footprint

We only require the data necessary to produce a useful and meaningful outcome for you

solutions-1-image

Land & Crop

Crop area
Fertiliser use
Yield & output
Manure application

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Livestock

Numbers
Purchased feed
Age at slaughter
Production level & output

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Energy & Waste

Waste
Water
Transport
Renewables
Electricity & fuel use

Agrecalc is

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Ethical

We provide an independent carbon calculator to help manage environmental performance and engage in carbon reduction solutions. No compromises.

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Evidence-based

We present a farm carbon calculator that translates the latest validated scientific solutions supported by a world-class research institution.

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Efficient

We promote a dynamic farm tool that assesses productivity, provides data-driven benchmarking and suggests cost-effective solutions.

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Empowering

We keep the farm carbon calculator free for every farmer to use, measure and understand their environmental impact. Try it now!

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Easy to use

We offer a farm carbon report tool that is detailed enough to be effective, while still practical to use on the farm.

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Excellent

We are known for our high standards, our world-renowned research and for exceptional delivery of environmental services.

Plans & Pricing

Complimentary Version

Free Pass
  • Ideal For

    ✔ Individual farmers

    ✔ Non-commercial use

     
  • Includes

    · One Carbon Audit to IPCC standards

    · Unlimited per farm carbon emissions

    · Standard Benchmarking

    · General Key Performance Indicators

     
  • Provides

    · Understanding of how food production impacts the environment

     
  • Measure your carbon emissions and know your impact!

Full Version

Launch offer £59 + VAT /year *
  • Ideal For

    ✔ Individual farmers

    ✔ Commercial use

     

    *After Launch offer period:

    Baseline price covers up to 2,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

    Then only 2.5p for every extra tonne

  • Includes

    · Multiple Carbon Audits to IPCC standards

    · Unlimited per farm carbon emissions

    · Detailed Benchmarking

    · Specific Key Performance Indicators

    · “What-If?” Scenarios

    · Download & Print Reports

     
  • Provides

    · Understanding of how food production impacts the environment

    · Comparison of your business to industry peers

    · Alternative scenarios to lower emissions & improve efficiency

     
  • Lower your carbon emissions and drive efficiency savings!

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  • Ideal for

    ✔ Food supply chains

    ✔ Retailers - Processors

    ✔ Advisers - Consultants

    ✔ Banks - Auditors

    ✔ Governments

    ✔ Research institutions

    ✔ Any commercial user

  • Includes

    Full version +

    · Flexible Licence Options

    · Charges linked to the quantity of carbon emissions assessed

    · Tailored Portals for Groups

    · Group Key Performance Indicators

    · Mitigation Solutions

     
  • Provides

    Full version +

    · In depth assessment & management of your carbon footprint

    · The knowledge to drive efficiency improvements

    · Extensive training & support opportunities

  • Let’s work together for our planet and for your business!

Agrecalc reserves the right to charge licence access for additional features and commercial services. Licence income is reinvested in the science that supports the development of new features and integration of novel mitigation measures.

Case Studies

Farming For a Better Climate

A farmer-led initiative exploring practical ways to move towards net-zero emissions.

Why use Agrecalc?

Because it identifies the source of emissions associated with an activity or a product and highlights areas to improve that will reduce emissions and save money.

Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES)

A £45 million scheme to improve the overall efficiency of the national beef herd.

Why use Agrecalc?

Because it is easy to use and offers farmers a chance to look at mitigation options that could reduce emissions and improve profitability.

Devenish & Queen's University Belfast

A multinational livestock nutrition company and a prestigious education and research institution.

Why use Agrecalc?

Because it has the capacity to calculate critical environmental indicators and produce meaningful research results. 

Grosvenor Farms Limited

Grosvenor Farms Limited is an award-winning commercial farm on the Eaton Estate near Chester.

Why use Agrecalc?

Because the reports produced are very informative and easily understood, while it helps to establish clear objectives for continuous improvement.

Meet the
Agrecalc team

Accurate Science and Social Responsibility

We are Here to Help, One Farm at a Time

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Prof Bob Rees

Principal Scientific Advisor

Principal Scientific Advisor

Bob provides leadership with information on technical and scientific issues, while overseeing all key scientific initiatives, research efforts an ongoing programmes related to Agrecalc activities.

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Dr Alasdair Sykes

Chief Scientific Officer

Chief Scientific Officer

Alasdair is principally responsible for leading the development of the science and data technology aspect that shape Agrecalc.

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Julian Bell

Business Manager

Business Manager

Julian is currently leading the company’s vision and setting the overall strategic direction of Agrecalc along with the board.

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Anna Sellars

Service Development and Industry Delivery

Service Development and Industry Delivery

Anna is contributing to consumer support and delivery of commercial work including market research, policy and economic analysis, and resource benchmarking using Agrecalc.

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Dr Harry Kamilaris

Chief Marketing Officer

 

Chief Marketing Officer

Harry is the main force behind the overall management of all strategic and operational marketing and business development activities for Agrecalc.

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Andrew Bauer

Head of National Programs

Head of National Programs

Andrew is currently responsible for the large public sector contracts, alongside promoting the value of Agrecalc to policymakers and key stakeholders.

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Andrew Lacey

Head of SAC Consulting

Head of SAC Consulting

Andrew’s role is to provide strategic leadership while guaranteeing that Agrecalc’s overall business plan remains robust, setting agendas and ensuring an effective working group.

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Simon Travis

Farm Business Consultant

Farm Business Development

Simon is responsible for Agrecalc client acquisition, providing support for supply chains and delivering on-farm carbon audits.

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