CFT 1.0 Member Testing – Key Findings Users Should Be Aware Of

During member testing of the science updates and fixes to calculation issues that are to be implemented in the updated Cool Farm Tool Version 1.0, a few key findings were made that are highly relevant to the understanding of the use and the methodology of the tool. In the following, we are highlighting these findings to promote the knowledge and … Read More

Farmer Interviews: The Cool Farm Tool as an Enabler of Regenerative Agriculture

The Cool Farm Tool (CFT) is a decision support and engagement tool that enables farmers and supply chain actors since 2010 to benchmark and assess their greenhouse gas emissions and the environmental impacts of their agricultural activities. We spoke to Jake Freestone (farm manager at Overbury Farm, UK), Eric Ziehm (dairy farmer from High Meadows of Hoosick, NY, and supplier … Read More

Our 10 Favourite Food, Agriculture And Climate Book Recommendations

If you are still looking for the perfect Christmas gift, here are some last-minute ideas that may help you with your search. In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, we asked the Cool Farm Alliance Executive Team for book recommendations. We’ve put together a list of their favourite recent food, agriculture and climate books from which we hope you can … Read More

Finish Brand First to Communicate Pork Carbon Footprint On-Pack

Atria, one of the leading meat and food companies in Northern Europe. In November 2021, the company has started to disclose the carbon footprint of its pork products on its consumer packaging, following the carbon footprint label on chicken products introduced earlier in the year. The label on the packaging indicates the climate impact of the entire production chain of … Read More

Welcome our New Members in November 2021

November has been an exciting month for the Cool Farm Alliance that welcomes seven organisations to its community, ranging from consultancies, NGOs, trading companies, input producers and service providers. Learn more about their plans and ambitions for the CFA. +++ Agricultura Regeneratio Agricultura Regeneratio is a Swiss Association, founded in 2019, with the aim to promote regenerative agriculture and regenerative … Read More

Taking stock after COP 26

Image: Karwai Tang/ UK Government On Saturday, the UNFCCC’s 26th Conference of Parties (COP 26) ended in Glasgow. It marked the sixth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, in which nations committed “to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels”. What has been achieved and what does it mean for agriculture? A … Read More

Welcome our new members in September and October 2021

Our membership keeps growing and we are happy to welcome a diverse and international set of small- and large scale organisations to our Alliance. Learn more about their plans and ambitions for the CFA. +++ Farmforce At Farmforce, food’s first mile is our passion. Our SaaS solutions provide organisations with the confidence to secure sustainable sourcing, improve farmer quality of … Read More

Chatham House Climate Risk Assessment sends stark warning to global leaders in Glasgow

As global leaders gather in Glasgow for annual conference of parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Chatham House publishes its Climate change risk assessment 2021. The assessment’s message could not be more alarming, with food and agriculture being in the centre of concerns. The assessment finds that, if emissions follow the trajectory set by the world’s current … Read More

Learnings from the COOL SOIL INITIATIVE: Using the Cool Farm Tool to Drive Transformation at Scale in Soil Health and Farmer Resilience

  The Cool Soil Initiative is a $2.5 million partnership led by Mars Petcare, Kellogg Australia, Manildra Group, Allied Pinnacle, Charles Sturt University, Food Agility CRC, Sustainable Food Lab, and AgriSci that is working with grain growers through regional farming systems groups (FSGs) to test and validate management practices which can mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on-farm, while also delivering … Read More

CFA Members Unilever, Nestle and Danone are Leading Efforts to Transform the Global Food System

The World Benchmarking Alliance’s first-ever Food and Agriculture Benchmark published in September 2021 measured and ranked 350 of the world’s most influential food and agriculture companies on their contributions to transforming our global food system. Together, they account for more than half of the world’s food and agriculture revenue and directly employ over 23 million people. The benchmark – which … Read More