Presentation: 'Moving Towards Low Carbon Farming'
In 2011, the Low Carbon Farming project launched with the objective of sharing information about climate change and mitigation measures to farmers in the UK. To this end, the project provided resources for the
- Evaluation and explanation of available carbon footprinting tools for use on farm
- Provision of an online, user friendly benchmarking facility to aid farmers and growers in improving farming practice to reduce emissions
Technical guidance documents on a variety of relevant low carbon farming topics
Case studies to exemplify best practice and innovative low carbon farming techniques
Signposting to high quality low carbon and renewable energy advice, information services and grants
On-farm training events
Workshops at the Soil Association Conferences
The Low Carbon Project was funded until November 2013 by the South West Rural Development Programme for England. It fell within the South West Agricultural Resource Management (SWARM) Knowledge Hub - an RDPE funded web information service dedicated to south west farmers and growers and coordinated by Duchy College.
Thanks to additional funding from the Ashden Trust the project was extended across the UK.