The Cool Farm Tool (CFT) is a new free greenhouse gas calculator for farming. It is unique in being useful at both ends of the supply chain. Companies can use it to manage supply chain emissions and farmers can use it for decision support.

About the technology

The CFT is a farm-level greenhouse gas emissions calculator based on empirical research from a broad range of published data sets. It is designed to be approachable and easy to complete based on information that a farmer will have readily available. The tool identifies hotspots and makes it easy for farmers to test alternative management scenarios and identifies those that will have a positive impact on the total net greenhouse gas emissions. Unlike many other agricultural greenhouse gas calculators, the CFT includes calculations of soil carbon sequestration, which is a key feature of agriculture that has both mitigation and adaption benefits. The CFT was developed by Dr Jon Hillier and Prof Pete Smith at the University of Aberdeen working in conjunction with Unilever and the Sustainable Food Lab.

Benefits and applications

Key Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Companies can reduce supply chain emissions
  • Farmers can reduce greenhouse gas emissions


  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction
Access the Cool Farm Tool

The Cool Farm Tool is ready to use under the Creative Commons Licence terms and conditions. Please read these and then complete the enquiry form to access the software.

Read more about the Cool Farm Tool on the Cool Farm Tool Institute website and download the CFT.

For further information, contact

Dr James Duncan, Research & Innovation

Email: James Duncan

Tel: 01224 272918