School of Sustainable Food and Farming

We’ve worked with Harper Adams University, McDonalds and the NFU to create the world’s first School of Sustainable Food and Farming. You can find out more about the school, and access their learning resources by clicking here.

Training and Knowledge Exchange

Built into our Net Zero programme is the opportunity to share knowledge with not only our integrated farmers but the wider supply chain. Training on sustainable farming practices is available through the School of Sustainable Food and Farming, created alongside Harper Adams, McDonalds and the NFU. We hold monthly talks for our project farmers with an industry expert, and have included topics such as worming practices and building ventilation. This gives our farmers the opportunity to ask questions directly to subject experts, and learn directly from each other's experiences.


The Prince's Countryside Fund

At the Great Yorkshire Show in July 2022, we announced our new programme with The Prince's Countryside Fund to support farming families who are looking to reduce their on-farm carbon footprint.

The Carbon Clarity programme was launched with a myth-busting session for PCF farmers and Morrisons suppliers, facilitated by workshop consultant Becky Willson, from the Farm Carbon Toolkit. 

This year, the joint initiative will provide up to 20 farming families with an introduction to carbon opportunities on farm through a group workshop, one-to-one support, and assistance in creating a carbon ‘action plan’. Becky will deliver the workshop, and The Farmer Network, Cumbria, will help farmers create their action plans, as well as provide ongoing support.

This work forms year one of Morrisons’ three-year commitment to The Prince’s Countryside Fund, alongside sponsorship of their flagship initiative, the Farm Resilience Programme. Now in its sixth year, the Farm Resilience Programme has helped over 1000 UK farmers to get to grips with their business; for every £1 invested in the programme, participating farmers see £3 return. The Carbon Clarity workshop also sits within the School of Sustainable Food and Farming, a unique initiative that seeks to boost sustainable farming practices in the UK, of which Morrisons are a founding partner.

Interested farmers can now sign up for the Carbon Clarity with sessions scheduled to begin in September 2022. If you’d like to register or find out more about the programme, please visit The Prince's Countryside Fund website here.