Factsheets

This factsheet provides an introduction to some of the issues that are going to be a significant part of the future of UK farming. It outlines some of the headline challenges that we are going to have to deal with, but also the...
Lightning strikeMore information on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change.
SunflowersGeneral adaptations for farmers and growers.
Information on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for livestock farmers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.
Information on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for pig farmers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.
SheepInformation on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for beef and sheep farmers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.
CowsInformation on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for dairy farmers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.
ChickensInformation on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for poultry farmers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.
CropsInformation on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for arable farmers with suggestions on building the resilience of your business and reducing GHG emissions.
PotatoesInformation on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for potato growers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.
BeetInformation on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for beet growers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.
PeasInformation on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for pea and bean growers, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.
Plants and flowersInformation on the opportunities and challenges presented by climate change for horticulturalists, and adaptation suggestions and mitigation measures.
TreesOur fact sheet on how trees and timber can also play a role in combating climate change.
ApplesOrchards are susceptible to the impacts of climate change, but early planning can help growers to adapt to these risks, and be aware of the opportunities to the business
Find out about the controlled breakdown of organic matter to produce a combustible gas - the process known as anaerobic digestion.
Climate change is expected to affect rainfall in winter and summer, resulting in more extreme weather events. Floods and droughts are both more likely and could have a significant impact on farming businesses.
This fact sheet focuses primarily on ‘dry’ plant based biomass for local energy generation.
SoilTaking action now to improve soils makes good business sense and will help maintain productivity and reduce risks and costs in the future.