The following press release from Mendip Hills AONB Service explains how funding from the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme can offer Mendip Hills AONB farmers 1-1 advice and guidance sessions with a Farm Carbon Advisor. 

The carbon challenge - how to make sense of the carbon on your farm

Farmers are being offered the chance to apply for up to £1,500 of funding to help them cut down on their greenhouse gas emissions. With businesses across all parts of the economy looking at ways to reduce how much greenhouse gas they produce, the farming industry is playing its part too. There are many ways to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, but it is not always easy to get to grips with it all. This is where Farming in Protected Landscapes funding can help.

The Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme is being run locally by the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Service. It gives the chance for farmers who work in the Mendip Hills AONB to apply for funding to help make things better for their farm, for residents and visitors and for wildlife.

Mendip Hills AONB farmers can apply for FiPL funding to help cover the costs of one-to-one advice from a Farm Carbon Advisor. The Advisor will be able to help take farmers through the process of collecting and recording information about their farm and their sources of greenhouse gas. Once this is done, the Farm Carbon Advisor will then be able to suggest practical ways of working towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Lydia Dahlin, National Farmers Union Somerset County Advisor said:

“The NFU is working closely with its members in tackling climate change, and we believe that Mendip farmers will play an important role in reaching our goal of Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2040. Getting advice is so important when looking at reducing your greenhouse gas emissions. That is why we are very excited that the Mendip Hills AONB Service is offering this chance to farmers.”

Tackling Climate Change is a huge challenge. Understanding your carbon footprint is a vital first step in cutting farm greenhouse gases. And by cutting greenhouse gas emissions, you may also cut some costs to your farm business.

For more information on how to apply for funding for one-to-one advice from a Farm Carbon Advisor, email [email protected] or phone 01761 462 338 and mention Farm Carbon Audits.