Agri Carbon Kernow

Support for farmers to reduce their carbon footprint, improve water resilience and boost nature recovery


If you are a farmer in Cornwall or Isles of Scilly and thinking about how you can boost your environmental credentials then business support could help! 

We have a range of business support programmes that could help you and your business.  Below are some of the details of what is on offer plus we have access to a database of information and resources to help with your business questions.

You don’t have to worry about which support is right for you – that is why the Growth Hub are here! Together we will have a free business review to discuss all the options and point you in the right direction.



The Agri Carbon Kernow project offers farmers in Cornwall free support to help them:

Carbon Footprint Reduction: Participating farms will receive expert evaluation of their carbon footprint, along with a curated list of actionable strategies to minimise it. This includes the development of personalised decarbonisation plans, guiding farmers on the journey towards achieving Net Zero status and contributing to both local and global climate goals.

Water Resilience: Through detailed assessments, farmers will gain insights into their water usage practices and their impact on local watercourses. The program will offer a range of viable options for improving water resilience on farms, along with guidance on accessing funding opportunities to implement these strategies effectively.

Environmental Management: Agri Carbon Kernow will assist farmers in evaluating the natural environment of their farms, identifying opportunities for nature recovery and biodiversity enhancement. Participants will receive support in navigating initiatives such as the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI), empowering them to integrate environmentally friendly practices into their farming operations.

The project is an extension of the highly successful Farm Net Zero project that already  supports farms in Cornwall. Part-funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Agri Carbon Kernow is a collaboration between Duchy College, Westcountry Rivers Trust, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, the Farm Carbon Toolkit and the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Growth Hub to deliver support to a limited number of farms during 2024.