Measuring on Farm Sustainability – Towards a Common Approach

Speaker's Corner

Consensus is building on the need to coalesce around a common set of metrics for measuring farm level sustainability. First and foremost, these metrics must be practical and meaningful for farmers, but also of value to the various stakeholders who could use the data to help drive change, including government, food businesses, the finance community, certification schemers and the research community. This session will provide an update on the Global Farm Metric, how it’s being used and take a deeper look at the emerging agreement around soil health metrics through UKCEH’s soil benchmarking tool which provides nationally representative data for farmers to assess the current status of all their land – arable, grassland and habitat land.