Breaking down science-based targets and how they can help set sustainability goals

Ever since the publication of IPCC’s 2018 special report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC , there should be little doubt that achieving a net-zero global economy by 2030 is essential to limit global warming to the 1.5 or 2 ºC targets of the Paris Accord. This requires immediate,  substantial emission reductions and commitments by everyone — individuals, companies, organisations, … Read More

CFA member Soil Capital launches European carbon payment programme with CFT

Soil Capital, a firm of independent agronomists and financial professionals, has launched the first European carbon remuneration programme, for farmers by farmers. The programme, called Soil Capital Carbon, uses the Cool Farm Tool (CFT) as its greenhouse gas (GHG) balance quantification tool and is being rolled out first with arable farmers in France and Belgium. Two other CFA members have … Read More

How to use the Cool Farm Tool to track no-till success

The change of conventional agricultural production systems to a more regenerative approach is known to benefit the soil and the environment, and is gaining increasing interest from growers around the globe. Such regenerative practices, however, require determination and commitment. Jake Freestone, farm manager of the Cotswold farm in Overbury (UK), has shown both over the past decade when he started … Read More

How do three main farm carbon calculators compare?

Mike Abram from Farmers Weekly presents an insightful review of three popular whole-farm calculators. A few farmers tested the overall scope and structure of the calculators, all of which cover arable and livestock enterprises and are “self-service” options that can be used without input from a farm adviser. The tools assessed where: Farm Carbon Toolkit Agrecalc Cool Farm Tool The … Read More

CFA at AG Innovation Showcase 2020 – Session on Sustainable Beef

 Deputy General Manager at the Cool Farm Alliance (CFA), Daniella Malin was invited to this year’s Ag innovation showcase at the end of August, where Cargill Protein, software provider TrustBIX, and consultancy services Viresco Solutions Inc. joined the session titled “Sustainable Beef: Exploring Solutions that Enhance Trust”. Gurneesh Bhandal, Senior Sustainability Manager, Cargill Protein started the conversation, acknowledging that beef … Read More

Healthy soils are paramount in the fight against climate change

The paramount importance of healthy soils as a means to fight climate change is a key message in the UN landmark report published by Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in 2019. The report was a leading force in highlighting nature’s dangerous decline and acceleration rates of extinction. However, despite its clear message that echoes research available … Read More

Welcome our new Members in August 2020

We are delighted to see the Cool Farm Alliance growing and welcome our new members that have joined in August 2020. Cayuga Marketing LLC Cayuga Marketing, LLC is a collective of 29 dairy farm owners located in the scenic Finger Lakes region of Central New York. The farm owners strive for profitability by producing the highest quality milk through stringent … Read More

We’re hiring! Product Manager – deadline for application 25 Sep 2020

We are writing to announce that after seven successful months, Claire Lewis will step down from her position as Development Operations Manager of the Cool Farm Alliance to enable her to spend more time in her new role as the mother of a wonderful newborn baby. Claire has brought a great deal of structure and engagement to the Alliance and … Read More

Welcome our new Members in 2020

AM FRESH Group AM FRESH Group is a fresh food business founded in 1931 in Murcia, Spain. Now a third-generation family owned company, AM FRESH is focused on leading innovation and varietal development through biotechnology, extensive agriculture and marketing of citrus fruits, table grapes, tropical fruits, vegetables, fresh plant-based foods and freshly squeezed juices. AM FRESH joined the Cool Farm … Read More

Carbon, Climate & Coffee – From Cool Farms to Environmental Service Premiums

Industrial agricultural is a primary contributor to total greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. With CO2 linked to soil erosion and loss of cover crops, nitrous oxide emissions linked to chemical fertilizers, and methane linked to unmanaged manures, these are central culprits in agriculture’s expanding climate footprint. But while industrial farming is a part of the problem, good agricultural practices including small-scale, … Read More