Carbon Calculator Resources

Data collection for farmers & growers

Use this spreadsheet to collate all the data you need for the Carbon Calculator. It also provides references for every emissions and sequestration factor used in the Calculator.

Details: Gathering data for the Farm Carbon Calculator is often the most time consuming part of doing your carbon footprint. This spreadsheet lists every item you can fill in, gives you the units required (e.g. tonnes or hectares), and helpful hints on where to access information.

All data you require for the Calculator relates only to your business, over the previous 12 months (except for capital items, which is anything under 10 years). If it doesn’t apply to you, move on to the next item/section/page.

Also versions for organic farmers & growers, and farms without livestock.

How to Guide for Farm Carbon Calculator

This guide gives you a step-by-step process of completing the Farm Carbon Calculator. We also have a video to guide you through the process visually.

How to Create an Overheads Report

When calculating product footprints you need to calculate the overheads of your farm business as part of the process. This video shows you how to do that.

Practical Guide to Soil Carbon

An excellent resource in how to measure and analyse Soil Organic Matter and Soil Carbon, plus a range of other proxy soil health measurements.
Really useful for preparing data for Soil Organic Matter for the Calculator.

What’s new for May 2023 upgrade

This spreadsheet provides an overview of what’s new for the latest upgrade of the Farm Carbon Calculator (May 2023)

Methodology of the Calculator

An overview of how the calculations behind the Calculator are made and references upon which they are based: