Cool Farm Impact Report

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 approaches, achievements, experiences and plans to drive GHG emission reductions in agriculture globally. Read our Cool Farm Impact Report here…

Carbon accounting framework for perennial crops cultivation systems

A project run in partnership between Quantis, the Cool Farm Alliance and Control Union. We are thrilled to announce the official kick-off of the Perennials project which aims to fill the gap in carbon accounting methods by developing an operational framework to accurately model GHG emissions and sequestration potential in perennial cropping systems in the Cool Farm Tool. The evaluation of … Read More

The EU Green Week 2020 – An important opportunity to rethink our relationship with nature

From 19-22 October, the 2020 EU Green Week will bring political leaders, environmental organisations and many other stakeholders together to discuss the important relationship between nature and biodiversity. The event will highlight the contribution biodiversity can make to society and the economy, and the role it can play in supporting and stimulating recovery in a post-pandemic world.  Why nature and … Read More

Welcome our new Members in September 2020

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 order to help drive a systemic adoption of Conservation Agriculture and help farmers obtain sustainability premiums, the company offers a CCS payment and … Read More

News from Science – October 2020

Cyprus Project – field trials have started In a project specific to wine-grapes, the Technical University of Cyprus, CFA and the University of Aberdeen are conducting extensive field trials on Cypriot grapes to gather input to the perennials GHG model developed by Dr. Alicia Ledo. Gathered insights will help to improve the CFT and ‘prove the model’ as part of the … Read More

Updates on the CFA Working Groups (WGs) – October 2020

Beef & Dairy WG Following their last meeting in June, the beef & dairy working group agreed to select the top priority areas to find solutions for the main challenges of the CFT livestock module. One of these challenges was the applicability of the current feed database that isn’t able to fully reflect the variety of requirements of different countries … Read More

Cool Farm Biodiversity metric comes to the tropics and dry shrublands

Following the successful development of the Cool Farm Tool Biodiversity metric for farms in the Temperate Forest biome, the initiative is being expanded to cover Mediterranean and Semi-Arid as well as Tropical Forest biomes. These regions are highly important for global agricultural production and include some of the world’s most rapidly expanding agricultural areas. At the same time, they have … Read More