The Farming for a Better Climate (FFBC) newsletter keeps you up to date with some of the tips and ideas we are exploring with other farmers and through Scotland's Farm Advisory Service (FAS) to help improve farm efficiency and profitability and reduce Scottish agriculture’s carbon footprint.
What's been happening?
With lockdown restrictions easing, the autumn and winter months saw us taking a welcome return to getting out on farm, in a socially distanced and careful manner.
Glasgow hosted the international climate change conference COP26 in November 2021. Working with NFU Scotland, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and SAC Consulting, we invited MPs, MSPs and local councillors on to farms across Scotland during September and October to show steps farmers are already taking to tackle climate change.
We have been speaking to farmers and recording video for our hugely popular #26days26ways social media campaign, hearing just one of the ways individuals are responding to the climate change challenge, catching up with some of the previous focus farmers and making new acquaintances on the way.
This newsletter outlines some of the activities within Farming for a Better Climate and the Soil Regenerative Agriculture Group, along with picking up on a few other bits and pieces that have been happening over the autumn and winter months along the way.
Read on to see how other farmers are profitably tackling climate change, benefiting both the environment and farm business.
In this edition...
- What's been happening?
- Politicians hearing first hand from Scottish farmers
- Soil Regenerative Agriculture Group updates
- Terminating cover crops
- Crop establishment methods at Backboath
- Could soil structure be holding back yields?
- Five principles of Regen Ag; new practical guides
- What have other farmers done?
- Adapting to a changing climate
- New network to share practical ideas
- What were the key outcomes from COP26?
- Scotland signs up to the 4 per 1000 initiative
- Carbon audit puts spotlight on business efficiency
- Farmers star in #26days26ways social media campaign
- COP26 brings Californian visitors
- Continuing the journey towards net zero
- The climate challenge; benefitting beef and business?
- Further information and contact details