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

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

Cool Farm Alliance – Public Annual Report 2021

  One year into the “decade of action,” the Cool Farm Alliance is at an inflection point. As the world wakes up to our collective responsibility to deliver a net-zero emissions world, food and agriculture companies are leaning in with supply chain programs that depend on being able to quantify agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sequestration, biodiversity and water conservation. … Read More

Interview: using geoFootprint to tackle challenges in the transition to sustainable agriculture

Quantis’ Xavier Bengoa and Cool Farm Alliance’s Simon Miller discuss why the two organizations joined forces to develop geoFootprint, the challenges it tackles in the agri-food sector and what the future holds for the collaboration. Q: What gave rise to geoFootprint? Xavier Bengoa: geoFootprint was born three years ago at Quantis after years of observations from working with the agricultural … Read More

Giulia Stellari from Unilever Appointed as New Chair of the CFA Executive Committee

After the resignation of Jan-Kees Vis who has played a leading role in our Alliance, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Giulia Stellari, Director, Sustainable Sourcing, Digital and Carbon Solutions at Unilever, as the new Chair of the Cool Farm Alliance Executive Committee. Giulia brings a wealth of experience, passion and energy to the Cool Farm Alliance and … Read More

Leverage points to scale regenerative agriculture and GHG emission reductions

At the 2021 Cool Farm Alliance Annual General Meeting, Hal Hamilton, Co-Founder at the Sustainable Food Lab, moderated a thought-provoking session on “Enabling change – leverage points to scale regenerative agriculture and GHG emission reductions” with leading stakeholders from the agri-food industry and members of the Cool Farm Alliance: Luc Beerens, Global Sustainable Sourcing Director at Mars, Margaret Henry, Director … Read More

Free E-Learning Course on the Cool Farm Tool

In order to support farmers and supply chain actors in their use of the Cool Farm Tool and their actions towards a more resilient, carbon-smart agriculture, we have developed a free E-Learning course with updated video tutorials and user manuals for Crops, Beef, Dairy and Biodiversity, as well as useful guidance and resources for sustainable actions. The objectives of the … Read More

Welcome Our New Members in April & May 2021

After a large increase in membership in the first months of this year which brought our membership to over 100 organisations (read our article on celebrating our 100th member), we welcome the diverse range of organisations that joined our community in April and May 2021. Read in the following post about their plans within the Cool Farm Alliance. Bairds Malt … Read More

CFA Annual Meeting 2021 – A Day of Solutions in Action

Recording Members Day 28 April Open Day 29 April Session Descriptions Speakers Biographies The Cool Farm Alliance Annual Meeting 2021 “Agriculture Fit for our Future – Solutions in Action” from 28. – 29. April 2021 with more than 300 attendees showcased our community’s many successes: the unprecedented growth of our Alliance in terms of membership, users and API use, with … Read More