On the 24th November, Westminster hosted the National Farmers Union (NFU) Farmvention Finale. During the event Gagan Mohindra MP met with the winning pupil from Merchant Taylors' School to discuss his C-Shift carbon sequestration concept.
The NFU Farmvention 2021 focused on Climate Superheroes. The challenge encouraged students to think about the problems that climate change creates for British farmers and how they are fighting it. The students then created an invention, innovation or idea to help British farmers continue to care for the environment and become Climate Superheroes.
The winning design created by Samay Kachalia is called the C-Shift. Samay describes his entry as:
“I put forward an invention, that I believe will revolutionise the agricultural area of farming, and maybe even decrease the gap until we as a nation reach net zero. I have named this machine the C-Shift, as it shifts carbon from an unused plain to arable land. It is based on the principle of carbon sequestration.”
Gagan commented: “I was very proud of the pupils from Merchant Taylors’ School in Rickmansworth and especially Samay for winning the competition. It was wonderful to see the students develop solutions to a very real problem facing farmers today.”