EcoWinery: Using the Cool Farm Tool for Product Environmental footprints (PEF) in vineyards

In this second newsletter bulletin of the EcoWinery Project, you receive a quick overview of the project around the determination of PEF parameters in Cypriot grape production, carried out by the Cyprus University of Technology in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen and the Cool Farm Alliance. View the newsletter here: 2nd EcoWinery Newsletter 2021  

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

How Coop Coffees is Tackling Soil Carbon & Climate Justice Together

Have a look at Climate Collaborative’s webinar featuring Monika Firl, Director of Sustainability at Coop Coffees, and Daniella Malin, Cool Farm Alliance Deputy General Manager and Senior Program Director of Agriculture & Climate at the Sustainable Food Lab and their presentation on structuring and financing rigorous, science-driven regenerative agriculture pilots that build in climate justice considerations from the ground up. … Read More

How arable farms can aim for net zero

Kellogg’s, a Cool Farm Alliance member for many years, has used the Cool Farm Tool to simulate the effect of different changes in management practices and their potential to reduce carbon emissions from agricultural production. In a recent study, Kellogg’s has shown that introducing realistic changes to management practices on farm can make a significant contribution to meeting UK farming’s … Read More

Cool Farm Impact Report

This report offers exciting insights into the impacts of Cool Farm Tool use on the global challenge of climate change and how the CFT has helped members to drive their sustainability programmes. Don’t miss this whirl-wind tour of approaches, achievements, experiences and plans to drive GHG emission reductions in agriculture globally. Read our Cool Farm Impact Report here…

CFA member Soil Capital launches European carbon payment programme with CFT

Soil Capital, a firm of independent agronomists and financial professionals, has launched the first European carbon remuneration programme, for farmers by farmers. The programme, called Soil Capital Carbon, uses the Cool Farm Tool (CFT) as its greenhouse gas (GHG) balance quantification tool and is being rolled out first with arable farmers in France and Belgium. Two other CFA members have … Read More

How to use the Cool Farm Tool to track no-till success

The change of conventional agricultural production systems to a more regenerative approach is known to benefit the soil and the environment, and is gaining increasing interest from growers around the globe. Such regenerative practices, however, require determination and commitment. Jake Freestone, farm manager of the Cotswold farm in Overbury (UK), has shown both over the past decade when he started … Read More

Carbon, Climate & Coffee – From Cool Farms to Environmental Service Premiums

Industrial agricultural is a primary contributor to total greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. With CO2 linked to soil erosion and loss of cover crops, nitrous oxide emissions linked to chemical fertilizers, and methane linked to unmanaged manures, these are central culprits in agriculture’s expanding climate footprint. But while industrial farming is a part of the problem, good agricultural practices including small-scale, … Read More

Costco organic eggs

Study finds significant reductions in GHG emissions among egg farmers Costco Wholesale used the Cool Farm Tool to engage its entire organic egg supply base in a program of continuous improvement in agricultural sustainability. The case study, published in the Journal of Cleaner Production, describes the reduction of GHG emissions in the commercial egg production of 10 large-scale egg producers … Read More

A “Foodprints” Application of the Cool Farm Tool: Can Diets in India Be Healthy and Environmentally Friendly?

By Alan Dangour, MSc PhD RNutr, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Francesca Harris, MSc, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Benjamin Kayatz, MSc, University of Aberdeen; and Jon Hiller, PhD, University of Edinburgh With a population of 1.2 billion people and rapidly changing dietary habits, the health and environmental impacts of diets in India is a major … Read More