How to reduce CO2 emissions as a farmer?

How to reduce CO2 emissions as a farmer?

Are you a farmer and do you live in a country that just made the rules of CO2 emissions more strict? Are you wondering what you can do to keep your farm and still provide an income? Here is the solution.

Less animals, more plants

You might have taken care of a large number of cattle during the last couple of years. If that is the case, it might be difficult to maintain this way of working. You might not want to give up all your animals. Maybe you just don’t know how to do something else, or maybe you really love your animals and don’t want to give them away. So how about this? You find another farmer that does not keep cattle but who focuses on selling vegetables. You are going to cooperate together. Preferably you find a farmer that does not live near you, so you both keep your own company. You will sell some cattle to your co-worker and he will teach you how to grow vegetables. You can even share a corporate identity together, which will save a lot of costs.

Grow trees

In addition, it is always a good idea to grow trees. Trees absorb a lot of CO2 and they provide a good shaded place and shelter for the rain for your cattle. In addition, your cattle will get a better quality of life, since they are with less numbers in the same area. If you grow fruit trees or Christmas trees you can even sell them. Maybe you can take it one step further and create an entire forest. You might need the right permits for that, but once you have created your forest you could do so many other things with your piece of land. You could start a holiday park, an outdoor adventure park or you could start a wood company. If you want to know how to create an entire forest, you might want to get help from tree planting companies.

Combine it all to reduce CO2 emissions

Naturally you could combine all options above as well. Many farmers create a campsite and sell their own foods by creating a shop on their property. You could also create a big playground for kids or even start your own restaurant. Maybe you can create a kids farm, where kids could pet your small cattle. The more creative you will be, the more income you will get. Who says you have to sell your farm?