United Kingdom - Farmers being challenged on their environmental performance

A new survey released by Farming Futures – an industry-led project which helps farmers respond to climate change – reveals that one in four farmers have noticed increased interest from customers in their environmental performance over the past year.
Tuesday 27 April 2010 (7 years 9 months 26 days ago)
A new survey released by Farming Futures – an industry-led project which helps farmers respond to climate change – reveals that one in four farmers have noticed increased interest from customers in their environmental performance over the past year.

Pig and poultry farmers came out top in reducing GHGs from their farms, with 63% and 58% respectively saying they were taking action.

The best-performing regions in terms of taking action to reduce GHG emissions from the farm were East Midlands (61%) and Yorkshire & Humber (56%). The best-performing sectors were pigs (63%) and poultry (58%). The worst performing regions were East Anglia (33%) and the West Midlands (43%). The worst performing sectors were veg and potatoes (43%) and sheep (44%).

The most common actions to reduce GHG emissions that farmers cited were reducing fuel use/using more efficient machinery, using or producing alternative energy, energy efficiency, and reducing fertiliser/chemical usage.

http://www.farmingfutures.org.uk/news/farmers-being-challenged-their-environmental-performance

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