Data collection for farmers & growers
Use this spreadsheet to collate all the data you need for the Carbon Calculator. It also provides references for every emissions and sequestration factors used in the Calculator.
Details: Gathering data for the Farm Carbon Calculator is often the most time consuming part of doing your carbon footprint. This spreadsheet lists every item you can fill in, gives you the units required (e.g. tonnes or hectares), and helpful hints on where to access information.
All data you require for the Calculator relates only to your business, over the previous 12 months (except for capital items, which is anything under 10 years). If it doesn’t apply to you, move on to the next item/section/page.
We also provide versions for organic farmers & growers, and farms without livestock.
How to Guide for Farm Carbon Calculator
This guide gives you a step-by-step process of completing the Farm Carbon Calculator. We also have a video to guide you through the process visually.
Using the Overheads Option
When calculating product footprints you need to calculate the overheads of your farm business as part of the process. This video shows you how to do that.
Practical Guide to Soil Carbon
An excellent resource in how to measure and analyse Soil Organic Matter and Soil Carbon, plus a range of other proxy soil health measurements.
Really useful for preparing data for Soil Organic Matter for the Calculator.
What’s new for September 2023 update
This document provides an overview of what’s new for the latest update of the Farm Carbon Calculator (September 2023).
We've also been working to revamp our benchmarking functionality - you can read more about these updates on our blog.
Methodology of the Calculator
An overview of how the calculations behind the Calculator are made and references upon which they are based: