Who are we… and what do we do?

Abacus provides independent advice with a practical, hands-on approach to integrated farm management and agronomy for organic and low input agriculture. Our services focus on profitable and sustainable farming systems that follow best practice commercial principles for business, soils and the environment.

Our regional team of consultants combine local knowledge with a wide range of technical expertise covering many aspects of livestock and crop production, policy and regulation. Our clients include farmers, growers, processors, retailers large and small across the supply chain in the UK and internationally.

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Our farm consultancy services are tailor made to your business with key areas of expertise summarised in these easy to navigate panels. If you can’t find what you’re looking for please get in touch…

Stephen Briggs on 07855 341309 or
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Climate Farm Demo project launches in the UK

A network of 130 Climate Demo Farms will be established in the UK, which will be coordinated by IfA, in collaboration with ADAS and Abacus.

This is part of a Horizon European project, which will establish a network of 1,500 demo farms over 27 countries. The project will run over the course of seven years, and will include the regular facilitation of knowledge exchange activities on each farm involved. The UK part of the project is being funded by UKRI.

Farmers can get involved by becoming a Climate Demonstration Farm, or by attending demonstration days at farms in their region to see and hear about how different farms are climate proofing their businesses.

Becoming a demonstration farm in the Climate Farm Demo project offers the opportunity to:

  • Receive free and personlised support from a dedicated advisor for six years on climate mitigation and adaptation.
  • Improve technical aspects of your farm management, such as herd management, crops, manure management
  • Improve your farm efficiency, reduce operational costs, and reduce climate impact
  • Be informed about funding opportunities and carbon-rewarding mechanisms
  • Access applicable methods and tools for climate-smart practices
  • Receive the latest research results and practical solutions relevant to your region
  • Participate in a six-year peer-to-peer knowledge exchange programme with UK and European farmers

If you are interested in becoming a demonstration farm in the Climate Farm Demo network, then please contact advice@abacusagri.com.

You can download/print a pdf leaflet here

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