At the farm level emissions arise from the use of fossil fuels, manufactured inputs, manure, as a natural by-product of animal digestion, cultivation of soils and changes in land use and vegetation.

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Farms are in a good position to lower their carbon footprint and lock carbon into the soil and vegetation. This process is known as creating ‘carbon sinks’ or sometimes referred to as ‘carbon sequestration’.

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Renewable energy can boost farm incomes and secure a source of power for the future.  

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Make best use of nutrients and manures on the farm and reduce emissions.

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Using less fossil fuel means lower energy bills and fewer emissions

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Ensure efficient management of livestock and poultry and their manures.

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With the help of SRUC Specialists, industry professionals and the farmer discussion group, we investigate, test and share practical measures to improve farm profitability and reduce the farm carbon footprint.

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Case studies illustrate the real environmental issues affecting agriculture and demonstrate how different farming enterprises are addressing the effects of climate change from a personal perspective.

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Keep up to date. Farming for a Better Climate provides practical support to benefit the farm and help reduce our impact on the climate.

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We are beginning to see more variability in our weather patterns, with more extreme weather events: a trend towards wetter winters, and drier, hotter summers

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