Farming For A Better Climate

Farming For A Better Climate logoWelcome to the Farming for a Better Climate website.

We all want to hand on the farm in a better condition than we received it. Farming for a Better Climate (FFBC) provides practical support to help reduce our impact on the climate. Taking action as a sector, both to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to a changing climate, will secure farm viability for future generations.

Farm discussionFFBC is run by SRUC on behalf of the Scottish Government. We combine ideas trialed by our volunteer Climate Change Focus Farms and information from up-to-the-minute scientific research. Our agricultural consultants offer practical advice to help you choose the most relevant measures to improve both your farm performance and resilience to future climate change effects.

Land managers are becoming increasingly obliged to reduce their environmental impact, and the measurement and management of carbon emissions will soon be essential to all organisations. The reality is that we need to reduce emissions now, whilst also preparing the farm for the impacts of extreme local weather. FFBC can help your farm to thrive in a carbon-conscious future.

What Can You do Next?

  • Take a look at the improving efficiency section for ideas about how you can save time or money on routine tasks and how this could help you hand on a more sustainable, and profitable farm.
  • Sign up to the FFBC newsletter. It’s a twice yearly update about what other farmers are doing, useful farm meetings and events, new practical guides and farmer case studies showing what other farmers have done to improve their business efficiency.
  • Follow us on Twitter @SACFarm4Climate.

Whats New?

If you would like to comment on the pages, pass on details of a climate change event, highlight tips or hints for other farmers to share or even put yourself forward as a climate change farm case study, we would love to hear from you. You can email us at climatechange@sac.co.uk.

Further Information

Take a look at our briefing entitled "Mitigating emissions from livestock: Assessing the effectiveness of the Farming for a Better Climate Initiative".

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FFBC Newsletter

FFBC News

June edition: Being precise at Upper Nisbet. Beef and Sheep production; improving efficiencies. Minimising losses at lambing. Plus lots more.

Farmer Case Studies

Slurry Store

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

Our Focus Farms

Torr Farm - Stewart Stevenson MSP

We are working with four Climate Change Focus Farms to show what benefits you can gain by minimising harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Improve Farm Efficiency

Slurry spreading

The Scottish Government has identified 5 Key Action Areas to help Scottish farmers reduce emissions, adapt to climate change and improve their businesses.

Climate Change

Address: SAC Consulting, J F Niven Building, Auchincruive, Ayr KA6 5HW

Telephone: 01292 525089

Fax: 01292 525146

E-mail: climatechange@sac.co.uk