Cool Farm Biodiversity metric comes to the tropics and dry shrublands

Following the successful development of the Cool Farm Tool Biodiversity metric for farms in the Temperate Forest biome, the initiative is being expanded to cover Mediterranean and Semi-Arid as well as Tropical Forest biomes. These regions are highly important for global agricultural production and include some of the world’s most rapidly expanding agricultural areas. At the same time, they have … Read More

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 do three main farm carbon calculators compare?

Mike Abram from Farmers Weekly presents an insightful review of three popular whole-farm calculators. A few farmers tested the overall scope and structure of the calculators, all of which cover arable and livestock enterprises and are “self-service” options that can be used without input from a farm adviser. The tools assessed where: Farm Carbon Toolkit Agrecalc Cool Farm Tool The … Read More

CFA at AG Innovation Showcase 2020 – Session on Sustainable Beef

 Deputy General Manager at the Cool Farm Alliance (CFA), Daniella Malin was invited to this year’s Ag innovation showcase at the end of August, where Cargill Protein, software provider TrustBIX, and consultancy services Viresco Solutions Inc. joined the session titled “Sustainable Beef: Exploring Solutions that Enhance Trust”. Gurneesh Bhandal, Senior Sustainability Manager, Cargill Protein started the conversation, acknowledging that beef … Read More

Welcome our new Members in August 2020

We are delighted to see the Cool Farm Alliance growing and welcome our new members that have joined in August 2020. Cayuga Marketing LLC Cayuga Marketing, LLC is a collective of 29 dairy farm owners located in the scenic Finger Lakes region of Central New York. The farm owners strive for profitability by producing the highest quality milk through stringent … Read More

We’re hiring! Product Manager – deadline for application 25 Sep 2020

We are writing to announce that after seven successful months, Claire Lewis will step down from her position as Development Operations Manager of the Cool Farm Alliance to enable her to spend more time in her new role as the mother of a wonderful newborn baby. Claire has brought a great deal of structure and engagement to the Alliance and … Read More

Welcome our new Members in 2020

AM FRESH Group AM FRESH Group is a fresh food business founded in 1931 in Murcia, Spain. Now a third-generation family owned company, AM FRESH is focused on leading innovation and varietal development through biotechnology, extensive agriculture and marketing of citrus fruits, table grapes, tropical fruits, vegetables, fresh plant-based foods and freshly squeezed juices. AM FRESH joined the Cool Farm … Read More

Webinar: “Carbon, Climate and Coffee”

Don’t miss the chance to join this informative and interactive webinar, when CFA member Coopcoffees will present its pilot project implementing the Cool Farm Tool with coffee-farmer cooperative partners in Peru, Honduras and Guatemala. Carbon, Climate and Coffee: Moving the Needle from Cool Farms to Environmental Service Premiums. Save the Date: Thursday, June 18th from 11:00 to 12:30 EDT.   REGISTER … Read More

Virtual CFA Annual Meeting 2020 – live on YouTube

Tune in to our live broadcast of the 2020 Cool Farm Alliance Annual Meeting public session! Kicking off the Decade of Action This year, the CFA annual meeting will be a historic opportunity to channel this momentum into a concerted collective project to turn global agricultural GHG emissions negative, maximize carbon sequestration and protect biodiversity and ecosystem services through sustainable … Read More

Metrics Model for Food Loss and Waste now in Beta

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To build on our existing agricultural Greenhouse Gas (GHG), Water and Biodiversity reporting metrics, and thanks to the Sustainable Food Lab with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, we are delighted to announce that we have just launched our new metrics module for Food Loss and Waste. This is integrated into the GHG assessment, to enable you to capture on farm … Read More