British beef and sheep farmers are invited to participate in a new research survey launched to investigate barriers and opportunities to achieving Net Zero as part of a PhD research project
Link to participate: https://bangor.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/net-zero-beef-and-sheep
In 2019, the UK was the first country to legislate the Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 target, which will require the livestock sectors to adapt their systems. Net Zero will be achieved on farms when on-farm greenhouse gas emissions (e.g. from livestock and fertiliser use) are in balance with on-farm carbon sequestration (e.g. in trees and soils). For farms to achieve Net Zero, the primary focus should be on reducing emissions, as it means less land is needed for sequestration to off-set those remaining emissions.
The survey aims to gain a better understanding of farmers’ attitudes towards Net Zero as well as identifying both opportunities and barrier to achieving the target. The survey is part of a PhD research project investigating strategies to reach Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions on beef and sheep farms at Bangor University funded through the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS2) programme and Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotions Wales (HCC).
The survey is open to all beef and sheep farmers in the UK and should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Louise McNicol at firstname.lastname@example.org