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Carbon footprints in farming – stay ahead of the game!

23rd July 2008

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions on farms is the topic in the spotlight and subject of a special seminar in Strathdon on Tuesday evening (29 July).

The concept of ‘carbon footprints’ will be explained and business opportunities explored during the informal event, aimed at farmers and landowners, at the Lonach Hall at 7pm.

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) and Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS) Ltd have just completed a partnership project involving audits of 16 farms and local food producers within the park. They have produced a guide for famers on how to estimate and reduce carbon footprints and cut sources of greenhouse gases as part of business decision making.

“Some form of carbon accounting for farms seems inevitable in the future,” explained SAOS project manager Jim Booth. “This is your chance to stay ahead of developments, find out what is involved and explore business opportunities.”

A second seminar will be held in the Community Hall in Boat of Garten on Tuesday 5 August.

Copies of the free Farmers’ Guide are available from the CNPA office at 14 The Square, Grantown on Spey, Moray, PH26 3HG, e-mail: enquiries@cairngorms.co.uk Tel: 01479 873535