Future-proofing farms in North West Europe with Smart Carbon Farming

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new project: Smart Carbon Farming, led by Multitel and co-funded by the European Union through the Interreg North West Europe (NWE) Programme. 

Smart Carbon Farming connects farmers, technology, research, and policy to drive an inclusive agricultural transition and grow resilient, future-proof farms in North West Europe. 

Many of today’s standard farming practices deplete the very soil they rely on. If we stay on this current path, we risk destabilising our food systems with fertility loss and soil erosion. 

Carbon farming is a key part of the solution. By rewarding farmers for storing carbon and/or reducing their emissions, the approach promotes healthier farming methods like regenerative agriculture that restore soil, rather than degrade it. With its potential to revitalise and protect agricultural land, accelerating carbon farming is fundamental to achieving an economically resilient farming ecosystem in North West Europe and beyond. 

However, for carbon farming to truly take root as a viable business model, we need more affordable, reliable monitoring solutions, support for farmers to explore these solutions, and alignment between policies, research, and innovation. 

“Multitel is proud to lead this initiative that will pioneer solutions for accurate and affordable monitoring to enable a fundamental agricultural transition. Smart Carbon Farming will empower farmers to secure their land and futures in the face of climate change, ensuring North-West Europe’s commitment to resilience and sustainable progress,” Jean-Yves Parfait, Lead Artificial Intelligence at Multitel.

The Smart Carbon Farming project connects 11 partners across 5 countries with a range of expertise, including agriculture, policy, and technology.

  • 3 technology innovation actors
  • 6 regional impact partners
  • 2 knowledge partners

Together, we aim to accelerate carbon farming by customising and testing monitoring solutions, aligning policy with research and innovation, and training farmers on the uptake of carbon farming practices.