Farmers are taking significant steps to mitigate the effects of climate change, a new report has concluded.

In a survey of 385 farmers by Farming Futures, 81% said they believed the world's climate is changing and 74% said they are taking action in response. Among the measures taken by farmers were increasing energy efficiency (64%), reducing fertiliser use (39%) and improving livestock diets (11.6%).

Twenty-two per cent of those surveyed said they wanted to measure their on-farm emissions.

Agriculture contributes 7% of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions in the form of nitrous oxide, methane and carbon dioxide.