Farmers are faced with the task of reducing their greenhouse-gas emissions while succeeding in an increasingly challenging environmental and business context. A daunting task to many, an impossible task to others, but one that has the potential to save farmers thousands of pounds a year.
The handbook covers four areas of low carbon farming: soil and grassland management, nutrient and manure management, livestock management and renewable energy. It is a practical and accessible guide that avoids lots of jargon. It is designed to help farmers make low carbon changes to their everyday activities that will deliver both environmental and economic benefits.
Monty Don, well known for his views on sustainable agriculture, has written the forward, while renowned experts such as Dr Elizabeth Stockdale of Newcastle University have provided the chapter introductions.