About the Calculator
The Farm Carbon Calculator is an industry-leading tool that helps farmers measure their carbon footprint. Our user-friendly interface makes it easy to calculate both emissions and sequestration, from a comprehensive array of sources. Benchmarking and graphics help make your results accessible and understandable, providing valuable insights into your business.
The Calculator started back in 2009, and has been in continuous development ever since - so we’ve learned a lot about the importance and methodology of calculating carbon footprints. Originally created by farmers for farmers, we’re proud to still have the same ethos today - but with an array of world-class research behind us too.
As the science evolves, and carbon moves higher up the agenda, it’s never been more important for farmers and the food chain to calculate and manage their footprint. Our Calculator is designed to do exactly that, and is one of just three recommended by the NFU to its members.
Free for farmers
It's our mission to offer all farmers and growers free and impartial advice to help them reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration. As an integral part of Farm Carbon Toolkit, we provide the Calculator free for individual farmers.
If you’re interested in a commercial licence or any of our other services, which help support this work, then head over to our Commercial Services page. Our exceptional team has a huge array of experience in farming, research, data and business, and we’re proud to have worked with many valued partner organisations such as Tesco and the WWF.
We're excited that interest in the Farm Carbon Calculator is growing rapidly. This has been in response to various trends happening within agriculture, the wider marketplace and society.
In response, we're investing heavily into developing the Calculator. This includes building new features as requested by our users and increasing the connectivity between other software platforms, while at the core, continually refining the methodologies and data sources, so that the Calculator stays best-in-class.
We are a Community Interest Company, largely self-funded from our advisory projects with 100% of the profits reinvested into the organisation. We are very grateful for the support provided by various funders and businesses on this journey - and most of all, the farmers that provide regular feedback to support the tool's development. If you would like to speak with us about a particular feature you would like to see in the Calculator, please get in touch.
The core team running the Calculator include Jonathan Smith (Strategic Director), Lizzy Parker (Calculator Manager), and Michael Oldman (Technical Support), with wider support and strategic direction from the wider FCT Team and some independent researchers. Find out more about the Farm Carbon Toolkit.