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Carbon and Resource Management

Landscape Highland cowsOur world is changing.  The World population continues to grow, basic resources such as water and energy are becoming scarcer, energy and input prices are rising, weather patterns are changing and all of this is putting pressure on farmers and land managers businesses.  Resource efficiency is key to maintaining a profitable and sustainable business that can be handed on to the next generation.

We work with individual businesses, supply chains, retailers levy bodies, agencies, farming unions, trade associations and Government to promote improvements in resource use efficiency to ensure the agriculture and food and drink sectors remain profitable and sustainable in this changing economic and environmental climate.

Providing information, inspiration and innovation, we aim to help address the issues around food security through improved production efficiency and support our industry in making its contribution towards greenhouse gas emissions reduction and so leaving a sustainable legacy for future generations.

We offer a wide range of services supporting resource use efficiency:

  • crop and livestock production                                                       
  • animal health and welfare
  • soil science
  • crop protection, agronomy and physiology
  • soil management strategies
  • water and drainage management
  • production benchmarking
  • carbon footprinting
  • lifecycle analysis
  • renewable energy and energy auditing
  • greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation strategies
  • environmental impacts
  • land use and farm systems strategies

SAC Consulting are also involved in delivering Scottish Government’s flagship climate change programme, Farming for a Better Climate, promoting practical measures that can be taken on farm to reduce greenhouse gas losses whilst benefiting the business.

For more information please visit Farming for a Better Climate or email

SRUC’s Carbon Management Centre allows us to draw on multi-disciplinary research and expertise to support our Carbon and Resource Management services. Activities within the Centre are designed to provide innovative new solutions and advice on improving efficiency and reducing emissions from farming systems.

To find out more please visit the Carbon Management Centre.

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