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Sustainable agriculture hub

We are committed to supporting Britain’s farmers to transition to sustainable business models and operations, and to pursue new clean growth opportunities.

We recognise that climate change is one of the most significant challenges facing the UK today, and that the agriculture sector has a significant role to play in the fight against climate change.

Net zero by 2040

The UK Government has set an ambition to be net zero by 2050, with the National Farmers Union (NFU) setting the agriculture sector an even more ambitious goal of transitioning to net zero by 2040.

This means achieving an overall balance between reducing greenhouse gas emissions produced and increasing carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere through sequestration.

Supporting your transition

Our expert resources include a comprehensive report with practical steps to support your transition, sector factsheets, webinars and links to carbon calculators designed specifically for farmers.

Shaping agriculture’s transition to a net zero future

We have produced a report outlining the critical recommendations to the agriculture sector as part of their transition to a net zero future, which are supported by a range of bodies such as the Committee on Climate Change and the NFU.

The report covers:

  • What climate change is and why it matters.
  • What is net zero and why agriculture?
  • 7 practical recommendations as to how you can transition to net zero.
  • How AMC can help.
  • View report

Sector factsheets

Learn about sector challenges and short and long term solutions to reduce emissions.

Pigs and poultry

Pigs and poultry factsheet

Renewable energy

Renewable energy factsheet

Sustainable agriculture webinars

Information sessions with recognised leaders in the field to help you in your transition.

Strategies to transition to net zero in agriculture

Making sense of carbon accounting: What’s the financial and natural value for farmers?

We’re here to help

Our Regional Agricultural Managers have received training from the world-leading University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Get in touch

Discover how planting trees and hedgerows could benefit your land

The Woodland Trust are offering partial funding for planting 0.5 hectares (ha) of new woodland or more as part of the MOREwoods and MOREhedges schemes.

Find out more

Carbon Calculators

Every farm will start the journey to net zero from a different place and will need a unique action plan to achieve emission reductions. As a starting point, we recommend that farms take stock of their carbon footprint by completing an assessment using a carbon calculator.

Introduction to market leading tools

There are a number of options for carbon calculators, and while each of the carbon calculators are self-serve, we are happy to make introductions to the tool of your choice if that would be helpful.

Farm Carbon Calculator

The Farm Carbon Calculator is free for farmers and gives a numerical and visual estimate of the greenhouse gas emissions across all farming enterprises (using current internationally agreed emission factors) and shows how they might improve with any proposed changes to that farming system. It also uniquely provides an estimate of the amount of carbon sequestration that a farm is achieving.

Find out more:

Email: info@farmcarbontoolkit.org.uk

Visit: www.farmcarbontoolkit.org.uk

Agrecalc

Agrecalc is free for measurement of your annual footprint and more detailed benchmarking and scenarios start at £59 a year. Agrecalc is a carbon footprint tool designed to identify the level and sources of greenhouse gas emissions by farm, enterprise and product. It allows improvements to be monitored and can help benchmark key performance indicators using an extensive farm database.

Find out more:

Email: info@agrecalc.com

Visit: www.agrecalc.com

Cool Farm Tool

The Cool Farm Tool is an easy to use online tool that is free for farmers and enables them to measure and understand the carbon footprint of arable, perennial and livestock products. It allows them to take action on the biggest emission hotspots, to implement practices that can sequester carbon or reduce their environmental impact. It includes environmental metrics for greenhouse gases (GHGs), water, biodiversity and waste and is used across global supply chains.

Find out more:

Email: info@coolfarmtool.org

Visit: www.coolfarmtool.org

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