Improving soil carbon levels in farm soils is one of the most important projects that farmers and society can engage in.
There are two important aspects to increasing soil carbon levels, reducing losses and maximising gains. It is important to consider both when designing management strategies that work on-farm. For more information on how to build soil health by improving carbon levels in farm soils, click here to see the information on the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit pages.
The 4per1000 initiative
This initiative, launched by France, sets out to bring together all willing contributors in the public and private sector under the framework of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda.
The aim is to demonstrate that agriculture, and agricultural soils in particular can play a crucial role where food security and climate change are concerned.
The goal of the Initiative is to engage stakeholders in a transition towards a productive resilient agriculture, based on a sustainable soil management and generating jobs and incomes, hense ensuring sustainable development. For more information on the initiative, click here.
The initiative has designed an animation which explains the issues in more detail. Why not watch it below?
Agri-Tech Cornwall is running the Soil Carbon Project, looking at soil carbon across Cornwall and it’s relationship to different management techniques.