Towards sustainable, climate-neutral farming systems.
AgZero+ is an ambitious five-year research programme supporting the UK’s transition towards domestic food production that is sustainable, carbon-neutral and has a positive effect on nature. The programme is bringing together a community of researchers and farmers to evaluate innovative farming methods and to define practical pathways to achieving “net zero plus” arable and livestock farm systems.
Achieving net zero plus agriculture requires cross-disciplinary research and cross-sector collaboration. AgZero+ is being delivered by experts from leading research institutes in partnership with industry, governments, and charities.
Through this approach AgZero+ is aiming to:
- Define pathways to achieving net zero plus arable and livestock farm systems, which minimize negative trade-offs between agricultural productivity and the environment.
- Create a network of study farms and field-scale to national data, models and tools which will enable the transition to net zero plus agriculture.
- Provide the science community with an advanced modelling framework to define pathways to achieving net zero, plus arable and livestock farm systems that minimize trade-offs with production and the environment.
- Utilize innovative data science to supply real-time, high-quality data, models, and tools to enable the transition to net zero plus agriculture.
- Involve agri-environmental research to address the major societal challenges of net-zero food production and reversing biodiversity declines.