YEN Zero

The industry commitment to reaching Net-Zero carbon emissions by 2040 will require substantial reductions in the greenhouse gas intensity of crop products, as well as increased storage of carbon in the farm system. The purpose of YEN Zero will be to understand the issues, agree common metrics, share ideas, see how they compare to peers and find ‘what works’.

We have recently been successful in receiving Innovate UK funding to develop ‘Dynamic Benchmarking’ for the YEN family, and to enable the benchmarking of crop greenhouse gas (GHG) intensities. The benchmarking of crop GHG intensities will enable fair and easy comparison of emissions between farms, fields and crops. From there, we will be able to see what mitigation methods work best and explore these methods further to see if the benefits can be replicated for others.

We are looking to launch YEN-Zero as a network of organisations and individuals interested in calculating, comparing, understanding and improving their carbon footprints.

We've published an article exploring the GHG costs and opportunities from cropping here, supported by The Morley Agricultural Foundation.

Contact us to learn more or sign up to stay informed about the new network.



TMAF supports foundation of YEN-Zero

AUTHOR: Daniel Kindred -

Funding from The Morley Agricultural Foundation (TMAF) enabled us to perform the GHG calculations for crop carbon footprints that will underlie YEN-Zero. Read more… more

GHG calculation of crops - CPM article

AUTHOR: Daniel Kindred -

Read about the calculation of carbon costs of cropping, and the opportunities, in this … more

YEN is Growing!

AUTHOR: Dhaval Patel -
TAGS: Cereal YEN, Bean YEN, Oilseed YEN, YEN Zero, Forage YEN

The power and value of YEN networks depend on their numbers of participants and the data that they share.  YEN networks collectively now have over 2,800 yields in their joint database, and… more

ADAS successful in securing Innovate UK funding to develop YEN and a new knowledge exchange platform

AUTHOR: Daniel Kindred -
TAGS: YEN Zero, Farm-PEP, Dynamic Benchmarking

ADAS has recently been successful with Innovate UK funding to pursue two exciting new projects to develop digital solutions to support and expand knowledge exchange between… more