Our mission is to enable millions of growers globally to make more informed on-farm decisions that reduce their environmental impact.
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"protecting the soil organic matter with no tillage and using maximum opportunity with cover crops, the soil is fertile, and enables high yields with high nitrogen use efficiency"

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"After years of protecting and capturing organic matter from crop residue, cover crops, manures and compost, Jake's soils are high in organic matter. As a result, they are full of biological life, maintaining an open structure and high fertility, even with no tillage."

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News & Resources

Our membership keeps growing. We are so proud to welcome this great range of new organisations to our Alliance. Learn more about their plans and ambitions for the future. Caravela Limited Climate change is one of the main challenges that...

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Our membership keeps growing. We are very excited to welcome the diverse range of organisations that joined our community in June and July 2021. Find out more in the following post about their plans within the Cool Farm Alliance. Agrimet...

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In order to support farmers and supply chain actors in their use of the Cool Farm Tool and their actions towards a more resilient, carbon-smart agriculture, we have developed a free E-Learning course with updated video tutorials and user...

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After a large increase in membership in the first months of this year which brought our membership to over 100 organisations (read our article on celebrating our 100th member), we welcome the diverse range of organisations that joined ou...

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In March 2021, the Cool Farm Alliance welcomed six new members, taking its membership to over 100 for the first time. This is an exciting milestone for the Alliance and a great opportunity to look back on how it was formed just over a de...

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We are excited to welcome a diverse range of new members this year. Read more on the organisations that joined our community in March 2021 and their plans within the Cool Farm Alliance. ADM Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is a global leader...

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Share your needs and priorities with us and get 10  free assessments in the Cool Farm Tool Deutsche Version siehe unten — We, the Cool Farm Alliance Team, are keen to better understand the needs and priorities of our users. We have prep...

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Kellogg’s, a Cool Farm Alliance member for many years, has used the Cool Farm Tool to simulate the effect of different changes in management practices and their potential to reduce carbon emissions from agricultural production. In a rece...

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The term “regenerative agriculture” is gaining prominence in climate-related conversations. It dates back to the 1980s when Robert Rodale coined the term, “regenerative organic agriculture” as way to express that organic should ...

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This report offers exciting insights into the impacts of Cool Farm Tool use on the global challenge of climate change and how the CFT has helped members to drive their sustainability programmes. Don’t miss this whirl-wind tour of...

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We are delighted to see the Cool Farm Alliance growing and welcome our new members that have joined in September 2020. Commoditrader Commoditrader provides farmers and traders with a digital platform for direct trading of grains. In orde...

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We are delighted to see the Cool Farm Alliance growing and welcome our new members that have joined in August 2020. Cayuga Marketing LLC Cayuga Marketing, LLC is a collective of 29 dairy farm owners located in the scenic Finger Lakes reg...

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AM FRESH Group AM FRESH Group is a fresh food business founded in 1931 in Murcia, Spain. Now a third-generation family owned company, AM FRESH is focused on leading innovation and varietal development through biotechnology, extensive agr...

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Don’t miss the chance to join this informative and interactive webinar, when CFA member Coopcoffees will present its pilot project implementing the Cool Farm Tool with coffee-farmer cooperative partners in Peru, Honduras and Guatemala. C...

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It is with regret that we inform you of the cancellation of the Cool Farm Alliance annual conference on 1st & 2nd April 2020. The global spread of the Coronavirus and the containment measures being put in place by governments and organis...

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To build on our existing agricultural Greenhouse Gas (GHG), Water and Biodiversity reporting metrics, and thanks to the Sustainable Food Lab with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, we are delighted to announce that we have just lau...

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March 28th & 29th 2019 Robinson College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK CB3 9AN   Dear Guest, This year’s conference will be an opportunity to come together to learn the latest on the Alliance and the Cool Farm Tool, as well as e...

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The Cool Farm Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Profit as the General Manager of the Alliance, with effect from 8th October.  Richard comes from PepsiCo where he has worked for sixteen years in a variety of r...

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CFT2.0 launched!

October 10, 2018Blogs, News

The Cool Farm Alliance is delighted to announce the live release of the updated Cool Farm Tool, CFT2.0.  The ‘look and feel’ of the user interface has been overhauled, with a fresh modern design and the creation of more space for en...

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Study finds significant reductions in GHG emissions among egg farmers Costco Wholesale used the Cool Farm Tool to engage its entire organic egg supply base in a program of continuous improvement in agricultural sustainability. The case s...

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After the success of our 2016 annual meeting, we are returning to New College in Oxford, UK for the CFA Annual Meeting. Please check your diaries – the confirmed dates are 16th & 17th March, 2017. Each year, the Cool Farm Alliance membe...

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The more than 100 questions that came in during our 90 minute Cool Farm Tool online launch event this past September, give an indication of how widely Cool Farm Tool interest is spread across the globe, across crops and farm systems...

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We’re delighted with the success of our Cool Farm Tool online launch event, September 29, 2016. For those of you that missed it, please find here slides and recording.(You must download the recording to view it all, the link takes you ...

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At the end of 2015, Danone announced a very ambitious objective: to become a Zero Net Carbon Company by 2050, covering full scopes including agriculture. The challenge is huge and it starts by getting robust and reliable methods and tool...

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The Cool Farm Tool has evolved to become THE global farm-level tool for measuring carbon. Our mandate now is to manage a rapid reduction of emissions. Measurement might turn out to have been the easy part. The Cool Farm Tool began modest...

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Having worked full time in sustainable development within the corporate sector for the past 15 years I have seen many changes, from a focus on energy, water, waste within the factory through to highly conceptual (and practical) ideas lik...

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Farmers think primarily in input and output, in costs, yield and margin. The current Cool Farm Tool (CFT) provides insight into greenhouse gases and biodiversity. To the farmer, neither has direct obvious impact on costs, yields or margi...

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Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Kenyan Coffee Sector. This report presents an overview on the Sangana PPP (public, private partnership) aimed to develop a 4C Climate Code (an additional component to the already existing 4...

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Oxfam Broccoli

September 27, 2016Case Studies

The results of this CFT case study came out of a consultancy conducted by CIAT for Oxfam GB to examine the effects of climate change on smallholder farmers in Guatemala producing frozen vegetables for export. The CFT analysis was limited...

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Smallholder Beans, Nicaragua: Cool Farming Options Pilot with Catholic Relief Services. This report details the use of the CFT with smallholder bean producers in Nicaragua involved in climate change and livelihood development projects wi...

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Heinz tomato

September 27, 2016Case Studies

H.J. Heinz chose to focus on a key crop and a major growing region – California tomatoes – where they source from approximately 270,000 acres annually . The company’s goals were to provide a practical, user-friendly tool for growers,...

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This report details the use of the CFT at the smallholder level in Kenya on 25 coffee farms. Since the coffee is produced in agroforestry systems, the results show the added benefit of having shade trees present in the system. In additio...

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Unilever has embedded the Cool Farm Tool into their farmer and supplier sustainable agriculture self assessment platform. In the first year, suppliers are required to fill in the data for one ‘typical’ farm. Starting January 2013 the...

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The Canadian Pulse Grower’s Association investigated the use of the CFT to develop an on-farm carbon footprint of navy bean production in Canada. 34 farms were sampled. Pulse Canada’s goals were to produce an aggregate number but also to...

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WWF-India used the Cool Farm Tool to calculate GHG emissions from selected farm plots under traditional cultivation and Better Management Practices (BMP) cotton production systems. The results showed that traditional cultivation uses alm...

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