Welcome to Farming For a Better Climate

We’re here to support farmers find practical ways to cut carbon, increase sustainability, and move towards net-zero emissions within their farming system.

Your journey

Start your profitable journey to net zero

Taking action, both to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to a changing climate, to secure farm viability for future generations.

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Programmes & Networks

See what farmers like you are achieving now

Integrating Trees Network
Agriculture, Biodiversity & Climate Change Network
Change Focus Farms
Soil Regenerative Agricultural Group

Projects and Networks

Farming can be sustainable and profitable

Find out more about how to build resilience into your business

Adapting to Climate Change

The latest climate change projections show that Scotland is expected to experience milder and wetter winters, hotter and drier summers, and an increase in extreme weather event intensity. It is important that farm businesses actively consider climate change adaptation to minimise potential risks and where possible benefit from any opportunities that may present themselves.

Improving Farm Profitability

Improving productivity with small or low cost changes in management can lead to increased profitability and farm business resilience, alongside reduced carbon emissions. Analysing data from a farm carbon footprint can offer guidance on areas where improvements can be made and we’ve collated information across the five key action areas for farm businesses.

Innovation

Increasing farm sustainability and resilience is key to securing a future for the next generations. Making changes, whether big or small, can often help to find ‘a better way of doing things’, improving both productivity and profitability. Sometimes the best innovations come from seeing how others work, taking their ideas and modifying to fit your system.

Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture is a set of farm management principles which put soil health at the centre of agriculture practise. Putting soil health at the centre of farming practices has many benefits including ecosystem services such as water filtration, nutrient cycling and increased biodiversity.

Projects & Networks

We run projects and networks across Scotland.

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Learn more about our Projects & Networks

Integrating Trees Network

The Integrating Trees Network (ITN) hosts events for all farmers and crofters across Scotland. We bring you together, along with experts to share their practical knowledge, experiences and advice about…

Agriculture, Biodiversity and Climate Change Network (ABCCN)

The Agriculture, Biodiversity and Climate Change Network (ABCCN) is a space for any and all farmers and crofters to share the work they are already doing on farm to support…

Soil Regenerative Agriculture Group

The Soil Regenerative Agriculture Group brought together five Scottish farmers who worked together to establish how best to support, enhance and protect their farm soils as they made the transition…

Climate Change Focus Farms (CCFF)

Auchmore Stephen and Sheena Mackenzie in partnership with Stephen’s brother Donald run Auchmore located in Ross-shire and participated in the initiative from 2014 – 2019.  The farm runs 85 autumn…

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