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The School of Sustainable Food and Farming Journey to Net Zero Competition is looking to support the development or implementation of a system, process or processes which will have a positive, measurable impact on how winners can farm in a sustainable way. There is a total of £50k available which will be awarded in grants of between £5k-20k.

The SSFF’s Journey to Net Zero competition is supported by Bradford Estates, Harper Adams University, McDonald’s, Morrisons, the NFU, Trinity AgTech and Trinity Global Farm Pioneers.

With a total prize fund of £50,000, awards of between £5,000 and £20,000 will made to competition winners this autumn.

Entrants will need to explain how they plan to implement a scalable sustainable farming system or process which will have a positive and measurable impact on how they farm.

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In 2015, the UK pledged to be Net Zero by 2050, with the NFU striving for the more ambitious target of 2040. Net Zero is achieved when the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted is balanced with those removed from the atmosphere. This helps to combat climate change and reduce global warming.


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