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

Cool Farm Alliance Annual Meeting 2022

Building a Community that Regenerates Agriculture 18th-19th May 2022 / 12:00 – 16:15 British Summer Time (BST) Online Event       We are delighted to invite you to Cool Farm Alliance’s 2022 Annual Meeting. Themed “Building a Community that Regenerates Agriculture”, the two-day meeting will gather the Cool Farm community once more in a virtual space to join their … Read More

Cool Farm is Hiring – Technical Manager

The Cool Farm Alliance (CFA) is a not-for-profit member organisation that owns and operates the Cool Farm Tool (CFT), which is used to measure on-farm environmental sustainability. Usage of the CFT and membership of the CFA has grown rapidly, to become the leading global software for measuring farm sustainability. We are looking for candidates to strengthen our team. Technical Manager … Read More

Cool Farm Biodiversity on the Move – Open Call to Join Working Group

Call for Interest – Join Our New Project Working Group for the Cool Farm Tool Biodiversity Module Sustainability consultancy 3Keel are supporting the Cool Farm Alliance to build on the momentum behind the Cool Farm Tool’s existing biodiversity module with the view to establishing it as the industry standard for taking management decisions in support of on-farm biodiversity in a traceable, comparable and fair way. … Read More

Welcome our New Members in December 2021 and January 2022

At the Cool Farm Alliance, we are proud to welcome new members to our community that aims at driving more informed on-farm decisions that reduce the environmental impact of agriculture around the globe. Learn more about our new members that joined end of 2021 and beginning of 2022 and their plans and ambitions for the Alliance. +++ Digital Green Digital … Read More

CFT Version 1.0 Released

London, UK – Wednesday, 2 February, 2022 The updated version 1.0 of the Cool Farm Tool is live! We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone as it provides best-in-class environmental calculations metrics that helps our users and members around the world keep up with the latest science. The tool is used in more than 140 countries to measure on-farm environmental … Read More

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

Welcome our New Members in November 2021

November has been an exciting month for the Cool Farm Alliance that welcomes seven organisations to its community, ranging from consultancies, NGOs, trading companies, input producers and service providers. Learn more about their plans and ambitions for the CFA. +++ Agricultura Regeneratio Agricultura Regeneratio is a Swiss Association, founded in 2019, with the aim to promote regenerative agriculture and regenerative … 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