National Hemp Association joins forces with Cool Farm Alliance

Based in D.C., the National Hemp Association (NHA) is a non-profit with a mission to support the growth and development of the hemp industry. NHA became a member of the Cool Farm Alliance late last year with the aim of leveraging the partnership to create a united front to support regenerative agriculture, freshwater conservation, biodiversity, and best practices for land management … Read More

HEINEKEN’s global Low Carbon Farming programme supporting regenerative agriculture: on the path towards net zero impact

By Dennis Bakx, Global Sustainability Manager Raw Materials a.i., HEINEKEN Global Procurement HEINEKEN are committed to reduce and eliminate their carbon footprint. For over 157 years, HEINEKEN have been passionate about making a positive impact on the world. And today, this is more needed than ever. HEINEKEN’s road to net zero emissions represents a major transformation in the way they … Read More

Certification Standards and the Cool Farm Tool

More and more voluntary sustainability schemes set rules for estimating and managing greenhouse gases. The Cool Farm Tool offers an attractive solution for many users of certification standards to achieve this and is already promoted by some standards as their preferred calculator. Since its inception in 2010, the Cool Farm Tool has pursued its mission to help farmers and companies … Read More

Straus Family Creamery uses Cool Farm Tool to pave its path to a carbon neutral dairy supply by 2030

Founded in 1994, Straus Family Creamery is a mission-driven, family-business dedicated to making premium organic dairy products with minimal processing. The Straus Dairy Farm and Creamery, located on the Northern California Coast, was the first certified organic dairy farm west of the Mississippi River and the first 100% certified organic creamery in the United States. In addition to its own … Read More

Cool Farm Alliance – Annual Report Calendar Year 2021

Just over a decade ago, a group of multi-national food companies and NGOs (the “founding partners”) set out to put the findings from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), published in 2006, to the test. What is the climate change mitigation potential through agriculture? When research and globally aggregated data meet actual fields and farms, what will we find? … Read More

Pioneering methodology for quantifying carbon sequestration in perennial cropping systems

The Cool Farm Alliance co-created with sustainability consulting group Quantis, soil scientists and industry organisations a new methodology framework for carbon sequestration in perennial cropping systems. This new approach to removals accounting aims to inspire industry-wide change through a credible method based in science, and enables improved progress-tracking, decision-making and science-based target setting in forest, land and agriculture. Land-based industries … Read More

Biodiversity Priorities for New Zealand’s Agriculture

In a recent publication, lead developer of the Cool Farm Biodiversity metric, professor Lynn Dicks from Cambridge University, worked together with co-authors Catriona MacLeod, Angela Brandt and Kevin Collins to set biodiversity priorities for New Zealand’s agricultural landscape. The priorities should reflect the biodiversity outcomes that matter most to the stakeholders involved in the sector and the management practices they … 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

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

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