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Carbon Emissions: Agriculture

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of John Robertson John Robertson Labour, Glasgow North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 September 2012, Official Report, column 313W on carbon emissions: agriculture, what progress has been made by the joint research programme between the Government and devolved administrations on reducing carbon emissions from agriculture in a cost effective way.

Photo of David Heath David Heath The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEFRA and the devolved Administration Governments have developed a joint research programme to improve the quantification of greenhouse gas emissions from UK agricultural practices. This includes research into farm management practices that can reduce these emissions. The research is progressing well and is scheduled to be completed in March 2015. More information on this research can be found at:

http://www.ghgplatform.org.uk/

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