25 August 2021
Farming towards net zero in Cornwall
MANY UK potato growers are already aware of how to manage their carbon footprints as they operate in closer proximity to consumers within the supply chain, and those in Cornwall now have the opportunity to share their knowledge and engage with further activities to achieve net zero.
Innovative Farmers, Farm Carbon Toolkit, Westcountry Rivers trust, Innovation for Agriculture, Duchy College and Just Farmers to support farmers in Cornwall to transition to net zero.
As part of the five-year project Innovative Farmers will be funding three field labs, testing farmer ideas for practical and nature-friendly routes to reduce and store carbon. The first of these field labs will be launching in spring 2022.
The project is managed by Cornwall College and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
The project is running a range of activities which will develop and deliver practical advice for farmers on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, showcase innovation, provide robust science through soil testing and carbon footprinting, and inspire other farmers to tell their stories to consumers on the steps that they are taking to address climate change and protect soil health.
For further details, and to get involved, click here.