Cool Farm Tool: Updates to the 2019 IPCC Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Inventories

In February 2022, a new release of the Cool Farm Tool will feature a set of methodological updates and refinements, many of which will be based on the IPCC’s 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. We looked at the changes and talked to Jon Hillier, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Modelling and Global Food Systems … Read More

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

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