38% of all farmers surveyed in England in 2010 as part of the Farming Futures project said they were already affected by climate change and nearly 60% expect to be affected in the next ten years. Farming Futures can help you prepare for the impacts of climate change and find the opportunities for your business. A great place to start looking for information is the library of factsheets, below. Factsheets 1-4 are a great introduction to what climate change is, how it will affect agriculture and how you can prepare and respond.

 

 

 

Food, energy and the future of farming

This factsheet provides an introduction to some of the issues that are going to be a significant part of the future of UK farming. It outlines some of the headline challenges that we are going to have to deal with, but also the opportunities that are clearly emerging for developing more profitable and sustainable farm businesses.

Lightning strikeClimate Change Opportunities_and_Challenges

More information on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change.

 

Sunflowers

Climate Change Adaptation Ideas

General adaptations for farmers and growers.

 

General Ways to Mitigate Climate Change

Ideas on mitigating climate change.

 

Livestock

Information on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for livestock farmers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.

Pigs

Information on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for pig farmers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.

Sheep

Beef and Sheep

Information on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for beef and sheep farmers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.

Cows

Dairy

Information on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for dairy farmers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.

ChickensPoultry

Information on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for poultry farmers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.

Crops

Arable Crops

Information on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for arable farmers with suggestions on building the resilience of your business and reducing GHG emissions.

Potatoes

Potatoes

Information on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for potato growers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.

Beet

Beet

Information on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for beet growers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.

PeasPeas and Beans

Information on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for pea and bean growers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.

Plants and flowersHorticulture

Information on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for horticulturalists, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.

Trees

Forestry

Our fact sheet on how trees and timber can also play a role in combating climate change.

ApplesOrchards

Orchards are susceptible to the impacts of climate change, but early planning can help growers to adapt to these risks, and be aware of the opportunities to the business

Anaerobic Digestion

Find out about the controlled breakdown of organic matter to produce a combustible gas - the process known as anaerobic digestion.

Water Management

Climate change is expected to affect rainfall in winter and summer, resulting in more extreme weather events. Floods and droughts are both more likely and could have a significant impact on farming businesses.

Biomass for Renewable Energy

This fact sheet focuses primarily on ‘dry’ plant based biomass for local energy generation.

SoilSoil Management

Taking action now to improve soils makes good business sense and will help maintain productivity and reduce risks and costs in the future.

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