Agriculture is very vulnerable to extreme weather events so farmers and growers will need to have confidence and be profitable to better prepare for an uncertain climatic future.
In an uncertain future, we want farmers and growers to be confident in preparing for climate change and to make the most of any opportunities it may offer.
The Greenhouse Gas Action Plan shows our industry’s commitment to playing our part in tackling climate change, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by improving our productivity. Find out the plan here.
COP23: Twenty-three livestock farmers are showcased in a new publication which highlights how the agricultural sector is tackling climate change.
The NFU yesterday highlighted the need for seasonal weather forecasting to extend over agricultural timescales, so that British farmers can better manage potential risks to their businesses and the environment.
Meteorological organisations report that 2017 has turned out to be amongst the five warmest years on record both in the UK and across the globe and the warmest without El Nino.
The NFU Environment Forum meets quarterly to discuss environmental issues which affect farming. Meet the members of the group here.
Better and more timely access to information is critical in helping agriculture be better prepared for the impacts of weather.
Our water section includes news and expert advice on flood defence, irrigation and abstraction and NVZs and water quality.
Alongside food production, some farmers have diversified into low-carbon renewable energy services of all kinds.
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