This section of The Carbon Cutting Toolkit is designed to enable any farmer in the UK to understand:
- The importance of taking action on your farm to reduce farm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
- How different parts of a farming system produce GHGs.
- Which parts of the farm operation result in the most significant GHG emissions.
- Key actions you can take to make a start at reducing your farm GHG emissions – now.
The Toolkit is written by farmers, for farmers; it's not a definitive guide – we couldn't get everything on just a few pages, but it is a distillation of the essential items and it's designed to give you a good grasp of the issues and actions.
It will be updated continuously as we hear about new research giving an improved understanding of a process or a new farm technique that we become aware of. We hope it will give you all the tools you need to make sense of the subject and take some positive action in response. All comments and suggestions are gratefully received as this is an evolving process.
The Toolkit is divided into three sections
1. Wider Context – This section has articles designed to give a background understanding to why GHG emissions are important and why there is an urgent need to reduce them.
The articles in this section are:
2. Farm GHGs – this section looks at where GHGs are generated on the farm, which operations are responsible for the most significant emissions, and what are the changes that will reduce emissions from any operation. The areas covered in this section are:
3. Taking Action – this section is about what you can do on your farm and is designed to help you to produce your own toolkit for action on your farm. It is intended to enable you to make a start, not get put off by the complexity of the subject and where to find further information and support. The areas covered in this section are: