Journey to Net Zero competition

First published: 01 August 2022

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The SSFF (School of Sustainable Food and Farming) has launched a Journey to Net Zero competition. Find out what's involved and how to apply.

Do you have an interest in farming sustainably and working towards a Net Zero goal?

The SSFF (School of Sustainable Food and Farming) has launched a Journey to Net Zero competition designed to support British agriculture on its Journey to Net Zero.

Entrants will need to explain how they plan to implement a scalable system or processes which will have a positive and measurable impact on how they farm in a sustainable way.

What will competition winners receive?

  • A shared prize fund of £50,000
  • Access to sector experts and mentors from SSFF and SSFF steering partners to support them on their journey
  • Free access to Trinity Ag Tech carbon tools (if applicable)
  • Opportunity to become part of a network which is committed to farming in a more sustainable way to reach net zero
  • Opportunity to be become an ambassador or advocate for the school

The deadline for entries is 30 September 2022.

For more information on applying visit: Farmers Guardian | School of Sustainable Food and Farming Journey to Net Zero Competition 

“In Britain farmers have an ambition to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 and the School of Sustainable Food and Farming will help us get there.”

NFU President Minette Batters

What is the School of Sustainable Food and Farming?

The SSFF aims to educate, inspire and empower current and future farmers to achieve net zero within a sustainable farming and food system.

The SSFF is a virtual school which acts as a central hub providing a range of resources to support farmers on their journey to net zero.

Through knowledge exchange, workshops, online courses and mentoring, the school will enable farmers to understand how to produce food sustainably. Alongside expanding the industries knowledge on the environment, animal welfare, positive farming relationships and develop the skills needed to produce nutritious, tasty, British food.

Founding partners

The School of Sustainable Food and Farming founding partners are the NFU, Morrisons, Harper Adams University and McDonald’s. Each have an equal voice and act with transparency and commitment to support the industry in reaching its NetZero ambitions.

NFU President Minette Batters said: “A transformation is needed globally to boost sustainable food production and ensure that we can continue to feed a growing population while doing our bit for the planet.

“In Britain farmers have an ambition to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 and the School of Sustainable Food and Farming will help us get there. It will help our farmers – both established and new – take on the role of world leaders in climate-friendly food production, paving the way for farming across the world in a sustainable and beneficial way.”

To apply visit: Farmers Guardian | School of Sustainable Food and Farming Journey to Net Zero Competition 

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