Oxfam Broccoli

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 to broccoli producers. Key to this case study are the emissions results relating to fertilizer use and the transportation of … Read More

Nicaragua CRS beans

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 with Catholic Relief Services. The analysis demonstrates the wide variety of effects on emissions of different types of crop residue management techniques, and also sheds light on … Read More

Heinz tomato

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, solicit feedback from growers on the feasibility of changing practices to lower emissions, and garner support through the California tomato industry … Read More

GIZ & Sangana (Coffee)

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 addition to the on-farm emissions, processing emissions from the cooperative are also presented. This paper also highlights some of … Read More

Unilever and the Cool Farm Tool

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 requirement will extend to farmers. DOWNLOAD HERE

International Centre for Tropical Agriculture

Climate change mitigation in Mesoamerican coffee production. This research by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), quantifies the on-farm carbon stocks in different coffee production systems using the CFT, and evaluates the influence of voluntary standards on climate change mitigation. Based on the results, a framework for effective climate change mitigation on coffee production level is developed that can … Read More

Event: Cool Farm speaking at GLOBALG.A.P Summit 2016

Cool Farm Alliance’s Simon Miller will be speaking at two sessions during the GLOBALG.A.P Summit 2016, Amsterdam 27th – 28th September 2016. Simon will be a panellist in: ‘For a Climate Resilient Future: The role of GLOBALG.A.P. community in advancing climate-smart agriculture’ from 0900 – 1000 on 28th September, in the Veilingzall Room. He will be presenting on the role of the Cool … Read More

Pulse Canada, Cool Farm Tool Pilot

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 learn as much as possible about the process, the state of science of greenhouse gas measurement and insights in to possible … Read More

The Cool Farm Tool: Driving sustainability in supply chains

Gold Standard The Cool Farm Tool is an online calculator that enables farmers to measure their greenhouse gas emissions, and understand mitigation options for agricultural production. Originally initiated by Unilever, the Cool Farm Alliance is dedicated to driving down emissions from global agriculture. Here Daniella Malin of the Cool Farm Alliance introduces the vital role agriculture must play in the … Read More