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Agri-Tech Express with ADAS – YEN-Zero: Using the YEN approach to drive performance & reduce GHG emissions

Friday 15th January 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Agri-Tech Express with ADAS - YEN-Zero: Using the YEN approach to drive performance & reduce GHG emissions

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“Agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, and has committed to change this urgently. Whilst there are opportunities for mitigation through carbon storage in soils and vegetation, better productivity and efficiency offer quicker and more provable wins. Proof of progress in these areas requires easy estimation and comparison of GHG emissions from fields and farms.”

Many issues and uncertainties surround routes to Net-Zero, so we need consistent, robust and accurate metrics to improve our understanding and to drive confidence. Interested parties are invited to join us in developing a ‘YEN-Zero’ community.

ADAS sees great potential in using the YEN approach – with farmers, advisors, industry and academics working together to reduce GHG emissions. Sharing data and ideas will enable benchmarking against peers and will generate insights for the community.

ADAS has been running the Yield Enhancement Network since 2012 to bring together farmers, advisors, industry, innovators and researchers to share data & ideas in a joint effort to raise performance.  Recognising the power of the YEN approach, and with support from Innovate-UK, ADAS is now developing online ‘Dynamic Benchmarking’ to support and expand the YEN Family. 

Daniel Kindred, Head of Agronomics at ADAS will be the first speaker in our series of Agri-Tech Express Events. During this hour long event,  Daniel will be giving a short introduction to the topic, followed by time for discussion and questions as a group. 

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This event is relevant for those working within agriculture and/or are interested in working towards net zero in the industry and calculating GHG emissions. This may include:

  • Farmers & advisors interested in Net Zero and reducing GHG emissions from cropping.
  • Farmers interested in comparing performance.
  • Companies (tech, business support, research) and individuals interested in shaping YEN-Zero.
  • Existing YEN Members or anyone interested in the YEN or YEN approach.

Why attend? You will be introduced to:

  • GHG costs of cropping, how they are calculated, how they can be improved and where the uncertainties are
  • Opportunities for tech companies to provide digital solutions to allow easier data sharing and benchmarking.
  • Opportunities to share and test products, solutions or approaches that reduce emissions / increase C storage.
  • Opportunities for researchers and others to come together around agreed emission factors and calculation approaches

ADAS is the UK's largest independent provider of agricultural and environmental applied/strategic research and consultancy.

Find out more about YEN by visiting our virtual Innovation Hub from 2020 which is focusing on nutrition. Hear from Prof. Roger Sylvester-Bradley giving an introduction toe YEN Nutrition.



This event is free for members of Agri-TechE, and £15 for non-members. Please note the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event. Use the link on the top right of the event listing to book; members will need to login or register for an account in order to access the member discount.

To find out more about becoming a member of Agri-TechE, please click here.

Agri-Tech Express meetings are Agri-TechE’s events which offer a quick, introductory insight into a business, topic, new regulation or policy with a delivered by a single speaker. Everybody from all sectors and disciplines welcome—whether you’re a grower, a researcher, a technical or professional service provider, an entrepreneur or completely new to the sector, come along and join in!

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January 15th, 2021 10:30 AM through 11:30 AM
Virtual Event
United Kingdom
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Friday 15th January 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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United Kingdom