Carbon Footprint

The number of tools and calculators available can be daunting. None are necessarily right or wrong, the appropriate tool for you depends on the question you are asking.

The National Inventory of Greenhouse Gas emissions is used for country level reporting using IPCC approach. 

The standard approach for footprinting is PAS 2050. The Carbon Trust provide verification of carbon footprint approaches.

Some of the most widely used carbon footprinting tools for farms and products in agriculture in the UK are:

  • Cool Farm Tool
  • Agrecalc by SRUC
  • Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit

AHDB is developing the Environmental Benchmarking Calculation Engine (EBCE) to provide an approach to on-farm GHG calculations consistent with the UK GHG Inventory.

Other initiatives include SAI Benchmarking through the Farm Sustainability Assessment. 

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Farm carbon calculator to lower emissions and increase productivity

Lots of information becoming available on Net Zero, with lots of activity across the industry

YEN Zero is a recently established network in the ADAS YEN Family, with the overarching aim of creating a net-zero community. It aims to bring key players from across the agricultural industry together to meet the industry’s target of achieving net zero emissions by 2040.

Carbon Metrics is a consultancy firm offering detailed analysis of agricultural carbon audits to help service sector businesses identify where on farm mitigation is both environmentally and commercially sustainable in order to help reduce the environmental impacts or greenhouse gases from farming enterprises

regenagri is an international regenerative agriculture program for securing the health of the land and the wealth of those who live on it.

There is a lot of interest in soil carbon currently, due to the opportunity to store and sequester carbon in soil. It is also vital for soil health, forming part of soil organic matter.

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Calculation Engine being developed ADAS for AHDB to give UK GHG Inventory compliant approach to calculating GHG emissions. This will connect to other tools via API. 

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According to PAS 2050 Specification for lifecycle assessment of GHG emissions the increase in Soi

Review by NFU into carbon calculators - available to NFU members only

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