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December 5th - International Soils Day

  • See the video realized by Regeneration International for the 2nd anniversary of the 4 per 1000 Initiative

  • World’s most comprehensive map showing the amount of carbon stocks in the soil launched

  • Soil Farmer of the Year competition launches today

  • Monday, December 4, 2017, Secretary Ross, Acting NRCS State Conservationists and NGO partners unveiled a soils education display in front of the California Governor’s office. See video here :

Sep.12, 2017 - Ordos, China - World Future Council awards to the "4 per 1000 Initiative" the international prize for best policies to combat desertification

The Future Policy Award (FPA) ceremony was held at the thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD in Ordos, Inner Mongolia (China). The international “Oscar for best policies” honours laws and practices that successfully combat desertification and land degradation. The FPA is awarded by the World Future Council (WFC) in cooperation with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Among the laureates are the Ethiopian Tigray region, Brazil, China and the “4 per 1000 Initiative”.

Read the press release

World Future Council Brochure: Combating Desertification and Land Degradation: The World’s Best Policies 

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Source French Ministry of Agriculture, Winter 2015-2016
Credit INRA, IRD, CIRAD and CGIAR, Spring 2016