Cool Farm Tool User Questionnaire

Share your needs and priorities with us and get 10  free assessments in the Cool Farm Tool Deutsche Version siehe unten — We, the Cool Farm Alliance Team, are keen to better understand the needs and priorities of our users. We have prepared a survey that allows you to share your view on the usability of the Cool Farm Tool … Read More

Welcome our new members in January and February

We are delighted to welcome our new members that have joined the Cool Farm Alliance in January and February 2021 and look forward to strengthening and developing our Alliance together. Ahold Delhaize Ahold Delhaize is very much committed to sell more sustainable products to its customers. With a broad assortment and a wide variety of supply chains, the supermarket organisations … Read More

Regenerative Agriculture and Climate Change

The term “regenerative agriculture” is gaining prominence in climate-related conversations. It dates back to the 1980s when Robert Rodale coined the term, “regenerative organic agriculture” as way to express that organic should be more than simply avoiding chemical inputs. The term has been defined and re-defined by many different authors, sometimes describing very different concepts from each other. Some recurring themes … Read More

The Cool Farm Alliance joins the regenagri governance team

Regenagri is a regenerative agriculture initiative launched in 2020 with the goal to secure the health of agricultural land and the wealth of those who live on it. Via its Digital Hub and continuous improvement framework, regenagri supports farms and organisations to transition to holistic farming techniques that increase soil organic matter, encourage biodiversity, sequester CO2 and improve water management. … Read More

Carbon Calculators compared for Australian Grain Growers

Determining the greenhouse gas, or carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) emissions from a farming scenario can have differing approaches and results, depending on the intended application of the information. From a grower perspective, motives for understanding CO2-e emissions from a farming operation could include identifying opportunities for improved nutrient utilisation, improved market access or simply understanding a carbon footprint and looking … Read More

Performance metrics for key sustainability issues

The importance of reliable data to help monitor and report outcomes and impacts has become a key topic in the field of voluntary sustainability standards in the recent years. Traditionally, impact studies have been designed to demonstrate the reach of the standard as well as the compliance to specific criteria, mainly at the level of certified site. As businesses in … Read More

Carbon accounting framework for perennial crops cultivation systems

A project run in partnership between Quantis, the Cool Farm Alliance and Control Union. We are thrilled to announce the official kick-off of the Perennials project which aims to fill the gap in carbon accounting methods by developing an operational framework to accurately model GHG emissions and sequestration potential in perennial cropping systems in the Cool Farm Tool. The evaluation of … Read More

The EU Green Week 2020 – An important opportunity to rethink our relationship with nature

From 19-22 October, the 2020 EU Green Week will bring political leaders, environmental organisations and many other stakeholders together to discuss the important relationship between nature and biodiversity. The event will highlight the contribution biodiversity can make to society and the economy, and the role it can play in supporting and stimulating recovery in a post-pandemic world.  Why nature and … Read More

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