Climate change poses a number of risks to food and agricultural companies that impact their corporate performance and long-term value creation. Land use change (LUC) from commodity crop and subsistence agriculture such as beef, soy, palm oil and cocoa has led to a vast deforestation globally and outsized impact on greenhouse gas emissions (FAO, 2016). The report “”Measure the Chain: … Read More
Announcing Our New General Manager
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 roles in operations and sustainability strategy. With experience in renewable energy, carbon accounting, compliance and policy, as well as Life Cycle Assessment, he has been … Read More
CFT 0.2 launched!
The Cool Farm Alliance is delighted to announce the live release of the updated Cool Farm Tool, CFT 0.2. The ‘look and feel’ of the user interface has been overhauled, with a fresh modern design and the creation of more space for entering data and reviewing results. Key new features include: Dedicated beef module, building on the success of recent … Read More
Costco organic eggs
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 study, published in the Journal of Cleaner Production, describes the reduction of GHG emissions in the commercial egg production of 10 large-scale egg producers … Read More
University of Reading & EIT Climate-KIC launch first multilingual MOOC on climate-smart agriculture
10 September, 2018 (London): EIT Climate-KIC’s CSA Booster’s first multilingual “Future of Farming: Exploring Climate Smart Agriculture” MOOC (massive open online course) starts 24 September in English, German, French and Chinese. The free online course was developed by the UK’s University of Reading with support from EIT Climate-KIC Online Education to scale the international agriculture sector’s response to climate change. … Read More
A “Foodprints” Application of the Cool Farm Tool: Can Diets in India Be Healthy and Environmentally Friendly?
By Alan Dangour, MSc PhD RNutr, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Francesca Harris, MSc, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Benjamin Kayatz, MSc, University of Aberdeen; and Jon Hiller, PhD, University of Edinburgh With a population of 1.2 billion people and rapidly changing dietary habits, the health and environmental impacts of diets in India is a major … Read More
General Manager Position Available – 15th June application deadline
After three years in post, Simon Miller has decided to step down from the General Manager position of the Alliance. Simon has done an excellent job, significantly growing the Alliance membership and enabling leaps forward in the development of the Cool Farm Tool. The CFA Executive Committee and members pass on their thanks, and wish Simon the best for his … Read More
Cool Farm Alliance – 19th & 20th April 2018 annual meeting invitation
The Cool Farm Alliance invites you to our annual meeting, April 19th & 20th, 2018 at Robinson College, Cambridge, UK. This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the latest developments of the Cool Farm Tool, hear member case studies of using it in their supply chains; join workshops; and contribute your views on future developments. Alliance members will meet … Read More