GETTING INVOLVED WITH THE “4 PER 1000” INITIATIVE

Professional organizations (agricultural, businesses, etc.) can:

  • Contribute and encourage the adoption of new practices to store more carbon while increasing soil fertility and resilience in relation to research, development and other stakeholders.

Private companies undertake in particular to:

  • Encourage the supply of products from practices beneficial to soil carbon as they do for deforestation
  • Support financially the rehabilitation or preservation projects of agricultural soils.

The goals of the Project Managers are many:

  • Support agriculture and forestry as sectors contributing to the fight against climate change
  • Support an International Initiative on soils with a triple "win-win-win" goal
  • Mobilise the stakeholders to encourage them to take actions in order to conserve the soils for food security and climate
  • Propose some modes of production that emphasise the potential of plants as a mechanism for capturing and storing atmospheric carbon
  • Encourage the adoption of new practices to store more carbon in soils                                                                              
  • Combat land degradation while having a positive impact on food security
  • Adopt some production modes closer to nature (agroecology) while improving the return on investment and reducing costs and increasing yields, therefore potentially profits
  • Inspire and learn from traditional farming practices that give prominence to trees at the heart of agricultural production, as in agroforestry systems
  • Leverage scientific knowledge to develop new production systems that are inspired by traditional practices for increasing the carbon storage in soils
  • Prohibit the supply chains of products derived from practices that induce soil degradation
  • Support some soil rehabilitation projects
  • Make known the practices, projects and policies for which the sponsor(s) is seeking some financing

IN CONCRETE TERMS, HOW DO WE GET INVOLVED?

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THEY ALREADY GOT INVOLVED

Reference criteria for evaluation of projects

See examples of commitments and achievements

AGRISOURCE : the Open-Innovation Platform for Agriculture
Agrisource is a project carried out by the French INRA and CIRAD, and funded by the European Climate-KIC : https://www.agrisource.org/en/7_24/540/the-agrisource-project.html

ERMCSD, Vi Agroforestry and EcoAgriculture Partners
ERMCSD, Vi Agroforestry et EcoAgriculture Partners proposes a training guide for small farmers about Sustainable Agriculture Land Management Practices for Climate Change Mitigation : https://www.docdroid.net/gVYpcsT/sustainable-agriculture-land-management-practices-for-climate-change-mitigation-training-guide.pdf

They talk about it...

"Parce que l’alimentation des troupeaux est constituée de 60 à 80% d’herbe des prairies, qui sont des puits de carbone de même que les haies qui les entourent,  l’élevage français de ruminants, producteur de viande rouge, dépasse déjà l’objectif de 4pour1000 de stockage de carbone annuel dans les sols. Par sa démarche BEEF CARBON, l’évaluation des élevages et l’évolution des pratiques, notre filière s’engage à améliorer encore sa performance environnementale" - Dominique Langlois, Président d’INTERBEV

"4 per 1000":  Getting more from the land, for people and the planet" - Craig Hanson, Global Director (Food, Forests & Water) World Resources Institute - WRI.org

"La restauration des sols par des pratiques agro-écologiques est indispensable à la transition vers des systèmes alimentaires durables et la lutte contre le changement climatique" - Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso.

"Sans élevage, l’agriculture serait déséquilibrée ! L’élevage laitier a une contribution positive sur les sols grâce à la valorisation des déjections animales. C’est le sens de notre adhésion à l’initiative 4/1000".
"La Ferme Laitière Bas Carbone est un programme de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre en élevage laitier. Il est basé sur un diagnostic qui permet à chaque éleveur de calculer son impact et de mettre en œuvre les leviers d’amélioration.  Haies, prairies et effluents sont nos priorités" - Caroline Le Poultier, directrice générale du CNIEL

"Les femmes et les hommes qui travaillent le sol sont les mieux placés pour utiliser et capturer le carbone sur Terre" - réseau TRAME

"Engagé dans le 4 pour 1000 pour promouvoir bonnes pratiques et solutions méditerranéennes pour des sols sains et valorisés" - CIHEAM

"We can reverse climate change by stripping CO2 out of the atmosphere and putting it into the soil where it is needed to improve soil health and crop production" - André Leu, President, IFOAM - Organics International

"A comme Agriculteurs engagés et responsables ; C comme Carbone stocké ; F comme Fertilité des sols restaurée" - Agriculteurs Composteurs de France