About Farming Futures

In February 2010 nearly 40% of farmers surveyed in England as part of this project said they were already affected by climate change and nearly 60% expect to be affected in the next ten years.

Do you know enough to future-proof your business? Does climate change present and opportunity or a risk to your land?

Climate change, rising energy and input prices, changing consumer habits…the economic, political and environmental climates are converging and this can mean huge opportunities for farmers. Find out more about the issues by reading our introductory factsheet.

What do we do?

Farming Futures can help you prepare for the impacts of climate change and the opportunities for your business. A great place to start looking for information is our library of fact sheets. Fact sheets one to four are a great introduction to what climate change is, how it will affect agriculture and how you can prepare and respond.  
On this site, you will find lots of resources to help inspire, inform and guide you through the opportunities, risks and responsibilities of climate change:

Who is Farming Futures?

It is a joint initiative between IBERS at the University of Aberystwyth, NIAB, Harper Adams University, East Malling Research, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and SRUC.


Farming Futures aims to create a profitable and sustainable agricultural industry driven by innovation, long-term thinking and climate change action.  We play our part by communicating with farmers, land managers and their advisors and influencers to drive on-farm climate change adaptation and mitigation.  
We want farmers to be widely respected for their action on climate change while playing a central role in local, national and international food, fibre and energy production and distribution.  We want to see adaptation, mitigation and resource efficiency become part of day-to-day debate amongst farmers, and a wide range of tools and techniques used to reduce on-farm greenhouse gas emissions.  And we want to see farmers and land managers taking a leading role in community climate change action through their role in local food production, energy generation, water management and resource conservation.

Research Partners

Farming Futures  – Original supporters