Farming for a Better Climate

Farming for a Better Climate is a farmer-led initiative exploring practical ways to move towards net-zero emissions.

Agrecalc helped identify  the source of emissions associated with an activity or a product and highlights areas to improve that will reduce emissions and save money.

Please visit the link below for a resource page

The Farming for a Better Climate project has since been folded into Scottish Government’s Farm Advisory Service. The resources have been gathered under the Farming for a Better Climate section within the FAS website, which you can still peruse and gain access to downloads and other documents.

These consist of Practical Guides, Case Studies and Newsletters, as well as detailed discussions on steps taken by various farms. The Practical Guides aim to inform on carbon footprinting and locking in carbon, and the Case Studies bring forth the work that was done on Climate Change Focus farms.

Each business used Agrecalc to pinpoint various areas of their farms where efficiency could be improved, whether it was optimising livestock performance, looking into better utilisation of soils, fertilisers and manures or adapting traditional and new farm buildings to a changing climate.

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“From our perspective, carbon auditing has two major benefits. The first being that the data collection process increases awareness of inputs and resource use. The second is that the results of the audit highlight areas for improvement that the business would not have considered or have been unaware of.”

Agrecalc is the UK’s leading agricultural resource efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions calculator.

It has more than 6,000 users across the UK and this number is growing rapidly as governments, retailers, commercial farm businesses and other farming industry stakeholders want to measure and mitigate agricultural emissions.

Get in touch with us to find out how Agrecalc can help your business get on track with sustainable farming initiatives and schemes.

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