National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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Climate Change Challenge Continues

In conjunction with the NFU, Championing the Farmed Environment (CFE) and supported by Defra.

Following the success of the recent climate change challenge, the Federation is working with its partners to widen the competition and stimulate more ideas to support the industry towards its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2040. Between 7 September and 13 December, the new Climate Change Challenge is open for entries. These will help CFE and the NFU build a report on environmentally friendly farming and be highlighted at the world’s biggest climate change conference, the United Nations’ COP26 on 1-12 November, 2021.

Challenge award

The winner of the competition will also be invited to join a trip with the NFU Student & Young Farmer Ambassador Programme early next year to visit the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust's Allerton Project at Loddington, travel to London for an overnight stay and meet the NFU’s External Affairs team in Westminster. This challenge is only open to those aged 18 and over.

Support for your entry

NFU booklet of case studies

How to take part:

The government has set a target of reaching net zero emissions by 2050 and the NFU announced an ambition for the food and farming sector to reach that target by 2040.

We want you to share your ideas, or practical examples that you might already be using on your farm to help reduce emissions, in a short video (3 minutes max). You don’t need the final, polished solution, but we want to hear your thoughts on future mitigation methods for any farming and growing sectors or machinery development.

  • Be creative, bold and brave – you could have the best idea yet that nobody has thought of! Some tips to help:
  • What are you doing already to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? It’s fine if you’re just at the start of your journey, you can share your plans, ideas or actions
  • What more do you plan to do, or would you like to do?
  • What do you think is needed to reach net zero? For a business, a rural community, a country or globally?
  • Other topics to consider include on-farm applications for carbon capture and storing, auditing, energy efficiency and renewable on-farm energy.

How to enter:

  1. You must be over aged over 18 to enter.
  2. Record a short (3 mins max) video outlining your ideas.
  3. Please state your age, mobile and email contact and YFC club if appropriate.
  4. If your video is under 10MB in file size you can email it to Or you can send your video to the NFYFC Facebook page via private message.

Please note: If you email your video entry and do not receive a reply, it means NFYFC has not received your entry. 


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