A series of webinars will take place next week to help teach farmers more about carbon foot printing and sustainable farming practices. An important factor that impact of food issues.
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) ‘Carbon Week’ programme will begin on Monday 1st March and will feature five webinars to outline the fundamentals of carbon within UK agriculture.
Dr Jonathan Foot, AHDB’s head of environment, said: “While carbon has always cost farmers money – the most expensive activities tend to make up the bulk of a farm’s carbon footprint such as animal feed, fertiliser, fuel and energy – it is clear carbon will soon cost farmers in new ways.
“The aim of the week is to deliver a ‘carbon 101’ to our levy payers to give them the knowledge and tools to begin their journey.”
“Whether that’s in the form of environmentally focused payments schemes such as ELMS in England or retailer pressure, farmers will be rewarded for reducing their emissions.
“Therefore, understanding the opportunities each farm has in cutting emissions and subsequently costs, is the first step to more sustainable farming and achieving Net Zero. The aim of the week is to deliver a ‘carbon 101’ to our levy payers to give them the knowledge and tools to begin their journey.”
The five webinars cover: Understanding low carbon farming; Understanding fertilisers, carbon emissions and what farmers can do to reduce them; Carbon Foot printing; The ins and outs of soil carbon; and Supply chain requirements. More information on the webinars can be found at ahdb.org.uk/carbon-week.