Carbon footprint labeling ..........

Chris F

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Media
Location
Hammerwich
Do you have any more info on where you can sell them? And how you are required to prove your sequestration?
And there in lie the problems. There doesn't seem to be an approved scheme for monitors and you have to be part of a group to sell. We were approached by bond market guy about forming such a thing.
 
Location
Norfolk
Farming carbon is our future

Stop mourning the inevitable loss of subs - we don’t need them

Most farmers have no idea what they are sat on and how bright their future is - carbon is the new oil !

Had a lot of interesting meetings about this recently
Can you share any more on your meetings Clive? How we prove our sequestration? Where we can sell our carbon offsetting? Very keen to keep exploring!
 
Location
Norfolk
And there in lie the problems. There doesn't seem to be an approved scheme for monitors and you have to be part of a group to sell. We were approached by bond market guy about forming such a thing.
Could we not form a group as farmers? I realise working together and sticking together is a typically ‘British farmer’ problem... so maybe not 🤷‍♂️ But if you got the right like minded individuals together...
 

Chris F

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Media
Location
Hammerwich
Could we not form a group as farmers? I realise working together and sticking together is a typically ‘British farmer’ problem... so maybe not 🤷‍♂️ But if you got the right like minded individuals together...
Yes and its something we are thinking of for TFF. As all things, it then gets complicated. But very much fits in with Direct Driller Magazine as well.
 
Location
Norfolk
What we do is, get assessed as to what the nett carbon footprint of a kilo of such as protien is at the farm gate, whether that protien is in the form of lamb, beef, dairy, peas or Kenyan beans.
It is then down to the retailers to add on their own carbon cost of getting the product to their shelves..
How is your carbon assessment done caveman? And the protein going off farm, for say lamb... is that just liveweight and standard figures?
 
Location
Norfolk
Yes and its something we are thinking of for TFF. As all things, it then gets complicated. But very much fits in with Direct Driller Magazine as well.
Not quite farming in my own right but certainly intend to be in the future so would be very interested.... there must be scope to tap up some ag tech funding in order to aid recording and calculating carbon sequestration etc... both software and hardware
 

Still Farming

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Glamorgan Wales
On bbc news today.
Farmers responsible for 13% green house emmissions claimed.
2 sides story
NFU person said farmers can do more to reduce their carbon footprint????
Think person in amazon with a chainsaw wants talking to also???
 

curlietailz

Member
Location
Sedgefield
I think a carbon footprint label on every bit of food sold in the UK
Thinking a 5 point actual green footprint ranging from tiny through to massive would show the consumer easily how much carbon that particular bit of food produced
Come on NFU/Red Tractor etc. Get behind that
 

CornishTone

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Location
Cornwall
Not quite farming in my own right but certainly intend to be in the future so would be very interested.... there must be scope to tap up some ag tech funding in order to aid recording and calculating carbon sequestration etc... both software and hardware
There are a couple of pilot projects just started in Devon aiming to profile soil carbon stores, with some big companies involved looking to offset their carbon emissions. The project is bringing the two together with the ultimate aim of paying farmers for their carbon storage/sequestration.

The problem is that there is no quick, easy way of profiling soil carbon across a farm. Every field and soil type are likely to be different and will need retesting regularly to see any change. Currently the protocol involves a lot of digging and sampling at various depths = time consuming and expensive.

It's very early days and is really just dipping the toe in to see if the principle is sound and workable, but there are some big names willing to invest. There just needs to be a machine that can measure and map SOC quickly and cheaply.
 

scholland

Member
Location
ze3
So we see in the blurb on the package back, that Co2 generated from farm to store, is quoted on the front.
Can we take that as from the beginning of the whole process of getting the oats grown and to shop shelf?
Or is it from farm store to shop shelf?
I really have no idea, but suspect it accounts for manufacturing and transport from grain store to supermarket.
 
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Location
Norfolk
There are a couple of pilot projects just started in Devon aiming to profile soil carbon stores, with some big companies involved looking to offset their carbon emissions. The project is bringing the two together with the ultimate aim of paying farmers for their carbon storage/sequestration.

The problem is that there is no quick, easy way of profiling soil carbon across a farm. Every field and soil type are likely to be different and will need retesting regularly to see any change. Currently the protocol involves a lot of digging and sampling at various depths = time consuming and expensive.

It's very early days and is really just dipping the toe in to see if the principle is sound and workable, but there are some big names willing to invest. There just needs to be a machine that can measure and map SOC quickly and cheaply.
DO you have names of the projects? It sounds like a great start!
 

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