Supporting transition to low carbon production with efficiency
On a global scale, agriculture needs to cut carbon emissions by 42% by 2050, and in Britain by 30% percent. The Scottish Government has committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2045, including a reduction of 75% by 2030. Whilst a number of countries have adopted net zero targets by on or around 2045, Scotland’s 2030 target is particularly ambitious and requires quick action.
All of these targets are driven by subsidy incentives, as well as retail and consumer demand.
As a farm business owner, you are facing many challenges, some of them being:
- how to remain profitable while meeting competing needs from government and retailers in a changing market and climatic environment
- the need to learn about the principles of carbon footprinting in agriculture and how to adapt
- how to get a baseline for current farm emissions
- how to benchmark emissions against other farms to contextualise results
In order to meet the demands posed by the consumer perception, there are further areas to understand, for example: what the key action areas on a specific farm would be, or what you can do to mitigate emissions on your farm. Agrecalc is free for individual, non-commercial use.
Making sustainable choices is possible if you learn about the role sequestration can play in your system and what you can reasonably expect to achieve from utilising a resource calculator. We understand that you have limited time to spend on entering data, and you need to have confidence in the results.
For corporate farms, Agrecalc can provide group portals and tailored use of the tool.