A comparison of carbon accounting tools for arable crops in the United Kingdom

A review was performed to compare 11 existing greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting tools produced in order to calculate emissions from arable crops, either for food or¬†bioenergy production in the UK, and a multi-criteria-analysis was performed to test their relative strengths and weaknesses. Overall, the Cool Farm Tool (Hillier et al., 2011) was identified as the highest ranking tool that is … Read More

Cutting cotton carbon emissions

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 almost twice as much fertiliser as BMPs, and more than the recommended dosage. This results in almost double the emissions, but does not increase the yield. WWF-India is … Read More