We are delighted to welcome our new members that have joined the Cool Farm Alliance in October and November 2020 and look forward to strengthening and developing our Alliance together.
Agxiata provides integrated AI-ML enabled software for the advancement of environmental sustainability and financial resilience within the agricultural sector. It leverages advances in digital, analytical and communication technologies, as well as those in environmental and agricultural science.
Furthermore, Agxiata is a strong proponent of building sustainable social capital in food and agriculture through:
- The incredible transformative power of Collaboration, Simplification, Training and Ethics.
- Building meaningful and technologically enabled local communities across the developed and emerging world; communities which are supportive of farmers’ efforts to derive sustainable value and a sense of belonging; communities that are informed, inclusive and civically engaged, rapidly advancing environmental sustainability and financial resilience.
Understanding one’s net carbon figure and how different farming practices affect it is an important input in our efforts for evaluating alternative road-maps towards Net Zero and beyond. Hence, the CFT will play an important role in our endeavour for encouraging change and delivering environmental sustainability.
Carbon Metrics are direct to farm and estate advisors who help business owners understand the benefits of reducing their carbon footprint from both a business and environmental point of view. We believe that the sustainability of these businesses is linked directly to the decisions made at a holistic level across all of their enterprise and that environmental management and profit should not be seen to work against each other.
The Cool Farm Tool gives us the ability to accurately assess how the business is performing using carbon as the metric to drive discussions. It helps us to show where within the enterprise improvements and mitigation can take place to improve the sustainability of these systems while providing a proven and reliable auditing tool to make these assessments.
The use of the CFT fits in with Carbon Metrics ethos of always looking forward for best practice and using the best science and terminology to get the agricultural industry understand and appreciate best practices that help drive agricultural emissions to Net Zero and beyond.
Indigro Ltd is a crop consultancy business built around a team of highly professional, knowledgeable and motivated agronomists providing truly independent advice. With over 80 years of combined experience, we take pride in offering the most reliable and cost-effective support to clients in order to achieve the maximum potential, through minimising pesticides and inorganic inputs, enhancing soil health, natural capital and the environment. Our advice is holistic and encompasses crop production and soil management, ranging from cultivation systems, rotations, varietal choice through to nutrient management, end markets, environmental and regulatory consulting.
We hope to incorporate the data gained through the Cool Farm Tool into our practical advice to reduce our clients greenhouse gas emissions, improve and enhance biodiversity and increase carbon sequestration and soil health. The Cool Farm Alliance benchmarking will enable effective decision making by identifying individuals strengths and weaknesses in their current practices.
The J.R. Simplot Company is a family owned, privately held agribusiness firm headquartered in Boise, Idaho with an integrated portfolio that includes farming, ranching and cattle production, food processing, food brands, phosphate mining, fertiliser manufacturing, and other enterprises related to agriculture. Simplot’s major operations are located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, and China, with products marketed in more than 60 countries worldwide.
Sustainability is woven into the J.R. Simplot Company’s Purpose and Core Values and we view it as a vital responsibility across our Business Groups and international operations. We believe that as a Company, and in our communities, our future relies on finding new, sustainable ways to produce more with less and doing it in ways that will meet the environmental and social needs of today and for generations to come.
We look forward to being part of the Cool Farm Alliance celebrate its multi-stakeholder, scientific approach to providing an industry platform for sustainable agriculture metrics and use. As a company who touches every part of the agriculture and food supply, Simplot is uniquely positioned to take action where it matters most. We joined the Cool Farm Alliance to help quantify and focus those points of action over time.