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Agriculture Bill: Soil at heart of UK farm grant revolution

22nd Jan 2020

BBC environment analyst, Roger Harrabin looks into the future of UK soils and their potential providing services for society like clean air, clean and plentiful water, flood protection, thriving wildlife and climate change resilience.

A promise to do more to protect the soil will form part of a vision for the UK farm industry being unveiled by the government later.

About Farm Carbon Toolkit

20th Jan 2020

 

2020 marks a full 10 years since we started giving free, impartial advice to farmers and growers. We started because we wanted to encourage, inform and enable all farmers and growers to cut their carbon footprint. Our mission remains the same and we do not have any vested interests. Today, as always, we are run by farmers for farmers.

Pasture-fed livestock needs to be seen as part of the climate change solution, not the problem.

9th Sep 2019

SOURCE: Pasture for Life and the Global Warming Solution (June, 2019)

There are multiple climate change news articles which refer to livestock as a primary contributor to atmospheric warming. However, it can be seen that 100% grass fed animals can in fact have a positive effect on the environment and climate chnage . 

UN Climate Change Report: Land Clearing and Farming contribute a third of the world's greenhouse gases - the views from Australia

9th Aug 2019

This article has been written by Mark Howden, the director of the Climate Change Institute, at ANU in Canberra, Australia. I was priviledged to meet him when I was doing my Nuffield a couple of years ago and spoke to him about climate mitigation and opportunities as well as what was happening in Australia in this space. The article below was published in The Conversation on the 8th August 2019, and can be viewed in its original form here. 

From the US - New market planned to pay farmers for soil carbon and water quality

8th Mar 2019

Source: Successful farming magazine article by Virginia Gewin, 6th March 2019. 

General Mills, ADM, Cargill, McDonalds and The Nature Conservancy are amoung 10 companies and nonprofit organisations that are forming a national market by 2022 to incentivise the adoption of farming practices that build soil carbon and improve water conservation.

California and France Announce Soil Health Commitment at the Global Climate Action Summit

22nd Nov 2018

Source: 4 per 1000 website 

At the Global Climate Action Summit which took place in September 2018 in San Frasciso, the government of California announced the launch of a Global Soil Health partnership with France.

The challenge calls on governments across the world, both national and sub-national to include programs that restore soil health under their national plans to meet their targets under the Paris Agreement.

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