Leading the way in Carbon Calculation Tools for farmers

Mtech is proud to announce its latest developments in the field of carbon footprint calculations in the food chain. The new tool calculates soil carbon sequestration and is available to Finnish farmers using the Wisu crop management software. The new tool assesses carbon footprint and carbon sequestration at the parcel level and provides an annual calculation report when the crop yields are known. This new calculation has been developed in cooperation with Biocode Oy, a daughter company to Mtech Digital Solutions Oy, which specialises in online services for life cycle assessments of food production. The calculation methods are based on the guidelines of the national greenhouse gas inventories of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

“We are proud to be among the pioneers in this important field,” says, Mikko Hakojärvi, Director of Farm Management Software at Mtech.

Carbon footprint calculation in the extended food chain, Farm to Fork, will become increasingly common and important in the near future. At a time when the prices of agricultural and industrial inputs are rising, all means of producing food with less and less consumption of natural resources are extremely valuable, if only in the face of sharp increases in the prices of fuels, electricity, and fertilisers as a result of global crises.

“Carbon footprint calculation and the assessment of soil carbon sequestration in the food chain are becoming more and more important for food companies and farmers. We are happy to be at the forefront of providing solutions to our customers.”

“The farmers that have tested and piloted the new tool have shown great interest in calculating the change in carbon sequestration in the soil, as it helps to understand the effects of cultivation history and techniques on the amount of organic matter in the soil. Increasing carbon sequestration also sees future earning opportunities on farms. The calculation provides a good basis for developing cultivation in a climate-friendly and environmentally responsible direction together,” says Hakojärvi.