Innovation for Agriculture is part of a new £1.3 million project which aims to help the farming community move towards net-zero carbon. Duchy College, part of the Cornwall College Group has been awarded the funding by The National Lottery Community Fund.

This 5 year project will provide opportunities for farmers in East Cornwall to access bespoke carbon footprinting, soil carbon testing and support networks which target practical actions that can be taken on farm to reduce emissions and improve sequestration.

Activities will include the setting up of net zero demonstration farms which will showcase practical actions that can be taken and the impact of management changes on emissions, farm profitability and natural assets. There will be opportunities for farmers to learn more about the sources of emissions on farms and the ways that they can be reduced as well as understanding how soil health is pivotal not just to resilient farming systems but to delivering climate change solutions for society.

The project is a partnership between Duchy College Rural Business School, The Farm Carbon Toolkit, The Soil Association, Westcountry Rivers Trust, and Innovation for Agriculture.  The project will involve working with farmers and the wider communities across East Cornwall to pioneer new approaches to low carbon food production.

To find out more about the fund please visit www.TNLCommunityFund.org.uk