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"4 per 1000" Initiative Strategic Plan 2.0

Thanks to the work of the "4 per 1000" Bureau during the Covid-19 crisis, the Consortium of Members was able to validate the Strategic Plan 2.0 during an electronic consultation which finished on Monday 15th at midnight. This process was essential for the continuation of the initiative's activities, as the strategic plan will form the basis for the subsequent development of the implementation plan by the end of the year. The implementation plan will be developped in close cooperation with members and partners of the Initiative.

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4p1000 second call for formative assessment of projects

Further to the success of the first call in 2019, the 4p1000 Initiative and the World Agrorestry (ICRAF) launch the second call for formative assessment of projects. This original idea aims to bring out field projects in the spirit and framework of the objectives of the "4 per 1000" Initiative, projects to be submitted to the STC evaluation. Projects that receive a positive appraisal will be offered to major international donors who will be able to grasp them and submit them to their own selection criteria for funding. The call opens on May 15 2020 and closes on July 15, 2020.

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Results of the 4p1000 first call for formative assessment of projects

Further to the first call closed in September 2019, 13 projects have been received. The projects have been assessed by the STC members and the summary report of the assessment together with the recommendations to improve the project were sent to the project holders at the end of January. Taking into account the summary report and the recommendations from the assessment of every project, the STC and the Executive Secretary of the “4 per 1000” Initiative consider that the following four projects are in line with the objectives of the “4 per 1000” Initiative and hope that each of these projects will be supported by appropriate funding from funders compatible with the goal of the Initiative. The remaining nine projects received recommendations on how to improve the project in order to be in line with the objectives of the “4 per 1000” Initiative.
Title of the selected projects:
• PFA-01 Feed the Future Resilient Agricultural Markets Activity-Beira Corridor (RAMA-BC)
• PFA- 03 Land for Life
• PFA- 06 Wheat for climate and people (WPC)
• PFA- 07 Soil Restoration and Multifunctionality of degraded forest lanscapes in Ivory Coast (TERRI4SOL)

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Launch of the “4 per 1000” Initiative YouTube channel

The “4 per 1000” Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of our first YouTube channel

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Live broadcast with Paul Luu, Executive Secretary of the "4 per 1000" initiative - April 22,2020

On Earth Day, Wednesday April 22, 2020, Seith Itzkan of Soil4Climate hosted a live broadcast with Paul Luu, Executive
Secretary of the "4 per 1000" initiative.

"Quels enjeux du stockage du carbone ?" - 9 avril 2020

Interview de Paul Luu, secrétaire exécutif de l'Initiative 4 pour 1000, réalisée par Alexia Dayet d'Agoragro, membre de l'Initiative. 

The United Kingdom and Egypt have sent a joint letter to update on the Call for Action on Adaptation and Resilience

The United Kingdom and Egypt have sent a joint letter to update on the Call for Action on Adaptation and Resilience. Launched last September at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, the Call for Action on Adaptation and Resilience has now been endorsed by over 118 countries and 86 organizations and international institutions, including the "4 per 1000" Initiative.

« Coup de lame » d’Arnaud Daguin

Dimanche 12 avril 2020 dans l’émission « On va déguster » sur France Inter, le chef cuisinier Arnaud Daguin aux multiples talents, a écrit un poème autour de Pâques et de la PAC… Pour lire le poème « Coup de lame » d’Arnaud Daguin, cliquez ici.

Lundi 24 février 2020 - Signature Convention cadre

Signature ce matin de la convention cadre entre le Ministère français des Outre-mer représenté par Madame la Ministre Annick Girardin et les instituts techniques Cirad, IRD, et INRAE sur la déclinaison outre-mer de l’Initiative « 4 pour 1000 » dans le contexte de la trajectoire 5.0.

Pour lire le communiqué de presse du Ministère français des Outre-mer, cliquez ici.

Summary of our July 2019 online survey - Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions

Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions, a consulting firm, is pleased to release the summary of our July 2019 online survey of soil policy experts regarding policy formulations to promote healthy soils and soil carbon sequestration. This survey asked respondents to rate numerous potential policy options, as well as to share their additional comments and suggestions. Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions thanks all the survey respondents for taking the time to share their ideas, and hope this summary of responses will help advance promising soil carbon sequestration and healthy soils policies. 

A Call for Action - Climate Action Summit 2019

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published a special report on climate change and land

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published a special report on climate change and land. For too long, agriculture was seen merely as a greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter, yet it has major potential to mitigate and adapt to climate change, as highlighted by the 4 per 1000 initiative. The IPCC report lists and assesses several possible solutions, in the light of various criteria. Julien Demenois, ecology researcher and 4 per 1000 correspondent at CIRAD, deciphers its contents.

One Planet Business of Biodiversity (OP2B)

Global biodiversity is declining faster than any time in human history, warn scientists from around the world. According to the global assessment report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) published in May 2019, 1 million species out of the estimated 8 million on earth, are facing extinction within decades. Yet biodiversity is the foundation of our societies, businesses, health and quality of life.
Decades of investment and agricultural models based on efficiency and productivity to meet the needs of a growing global population are highly impacting biodiversity, food diversity and ecosystems.
To reverse the trend, Livelihoods Venture, partner of the 4p1000 Initiative, and 18 major companies are launching One Planet Business for Biodiversity (OP2B), an innovative, global coalition with one common goal: transform the food and agriculture systems to protect biodiversity, for the benefit of planet and people. Committed to build sustainable agricultural models while preserving natural ecosystems, Livelihoods Venture is joining the coalition and will bring support in its 3 pillars for action: regenerative agriculture, product diversification and restoration of ecosystems. OP2B coalition was announced yesterday at the United Nations Climate Summit, in New York City.

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Paru dans la presse

« Agriculture : réconcilier les mondes pour préserver nos terres » par Didier Guillaume, Ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation ; Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Secrétaire exécutif du Nouveau partenariat pour le développement de l’Afrique (Nepad), Président de l’initiative « 4 pour 1000 » et Jean-Pierre Rennaud, Président du Conseil scientifique de Planet A, cofondateur de Livelihoods venture et Président du conseil d’administration de Supagro Montpellier - L’Opinion, 24 juin 2019

INRA - Étude de faisabilité de « 4 pour 1000 » en France : préserver et augmenter les stocks de carbone dans le sol

À la demande de l’Ademe et du ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation, l’Inra a conduit une étude sur le potentiel de stockage en carbone des sols français (hors outre-mer) et a dévoilé les résultats de celle-ci le 13 juin 2019. Ces travaux se réfèrent aux termes de l’initiative 4 pour 1000, lancée lors de la COP 21 à Paris en 2015 qui consiste à accroître la teneur en carbone organique des sols mondiaux d’au moins 4‰ par an. Ce niveau de stockage équivaut aux émissions actuelles de gaz à effet de serre dans l’atmosphère, mais ne doit pas laisser penser que la réduction des émissions soit devenue facultative. Elle reste même l’objectif principal.

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Lire le résumé de l’étude Stocker 4 pour 1000 de carbone dans les sols : le potentiel en France

Summary in English 

Submission to Decision FCCC/SB/2018/L1 on the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA).

Topic 2(d) Improved nutrient use and manure management towards sustainable and resilient agricultural system.

The submission is submitted by a group of research and higher education institutions and programs, observers and non-observers to the UNFCCC. The “4 per 1000” Scientific and Technical Commitee took part in these works and is a signatory like certain members and partners of the college "Research and training bodies".

The « 4 per 1000 » Initiative’ submissions / Koronivia process

For information, the "4 per 1000" Initiative with UNCCD, Global Soil Partnership, ITPS, Drynet, ICRAF - World Agroforestry, CGIAR - CCAFS, has submitted, as part of the Koronivia Process (KJWA), the following proposals.


The "4 per 1000" initiative, CCAFS and the University of Vermont co-organized with Cirad, INRA and IRD, a SBSTA50 side event “Enhancing NDC ambition through soil organic carbon sequestration: A science-policy dialog” on 26 June in Bonn (Germany)

To read the publication “Enhancing Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) ambition for soil organic carbon protection and sequestration - Dr. Liesl Wiese, Dr. Viridiana Alcantara-Shivapatham, Dr. Lini Wollenberg, click here

The Koronivia workshop on soils showed a constant interest in science, particularly in MRV and co-construction of practices. It was introduced by a presentation by Claire Chenu, member of the Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) of the "4 per 1000" Initiative. The co-chair of the Integrated Research Group of the Global Research Alliance (GRA) on Soil Carbon and a member of the STC of the "4 per 1000" Initiative, Beverley Henri, presented the GRA; and Jean-François Soussana presented CIRCASA. 

In conclusion, these points underlined by Claire Weill (INRA):

  • Support for a quantified and practical soil organic carbon target for transparency in the NDC Uncertainty should not impede action, we can learn by doing (research).
  • The good news is that we have co-benefits of carbon sequestration (adaptation, water, mitigation, biodiversity), which provides an entry point for action and opportunity for integrated approach to policy/programs/policy coherence
  • Policy coherence and stability are necessary for long-term carbon sequestration
  • Work with stakeholders to identify implementation strategies, relevant to country-specific conditions, taking into account existing national policies, programs and practices.

The next workshop in December at COP25 in Santiago de Chile will focus on "Improving nutrient use and livestock manure management for sustainable and resilient agricultural systems" and submissions are expected by 30 September.

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