SEGES offers solutions that help farmers lower the carbon footprint from farming. Based on our expert knowledge and in-depth understanding of the sector, SEGES provides solutions that are designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions from farms.
In collaboration with Danish farmers, we have already achieved great results. From 1990 to 2017, agricultural output from farmers in Denmark increased by 35%, while climate gas emissions decreased by 16%.
The Danish food and farming industry strives to be climate neutral by 2050.
SEGES makes partnerships to find solutions to the climate challenge
SEGES engages with the farming and food industry in Denmark to identify opportunities and develop efficient solutions to lower the carbon footprint of farming. SEGES also collaborates with universities, research and technology organisations and institutions.
Climate innovation and solutions from SEGES
Measuring the carbon footprint of farming
One of our climate initiatives is the development of a carbon assessment tool with which farmers can document and evaluate the status of their farm. The results from this documentation can be integrated into a product life cycle assessment of food products (the socalled product life cycle).
Digital SEGES tool calculates the carbon footprint of feed
How animals are fed and how the feed is grown affects the carbon footprint of farming. SEGES has developed another digital tool that calculates the carbon footprint of the feed that is fed to cows and cattle.
Case: How breed affects carbon footprint
The major innovation and research project FutureBeefCross, which is run by SEGES, aims to reduce methane emissions from Danish veal production. To some extent, the climate footprint of cattle is defined genetically. Therefore, the project focuses on breeding. It aims at identifying whether there are specific genes and cross breeds that can lead to reduced methane emissions from slaughter calves.