Carbon Footprint

Opportunities are increasing for farmers and land managers to earn revenues from storing carbon in soils or vegetation, or by reducing baseline GHG emissions from crop and livestock production.

Carbon farming is a type of agriculture that involves practices and techniques designed to increase the amount of carbon sequestered in the soil. This can be achieved through a variety of means, such as planting cover crops, using organic fertilizers, reducing tillage, and using conservation tillage practices. Carbon farming has several potential benefits, including improved soil health, increased crop yields, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, carbon farming can help farmers meet the growing demand for sustainably-produced food. By sequestering carbon in the soil, farmers can help mitigate the effects of climate change and contribute to the development of a more sustainable agricultural system. Overall, carbon farming represents a promising approach to improving the environmental sustainability of agriculture.

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Great new article from Mike on 6 soil carbon schemes for farmers to consider - published 25/10/22 - https://www.fwi.co.uk/business/business-management/agricultural-transition/the-carbon-trading-conundrum-risk-or-revenue-generator

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WWF

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