4 : 1000 - Soils for Food Security and Climate


Name of initiative 4/1000 Initiative - Soils for Food Security and Climate
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address http://4p1000.org
Related initiatives
Starting year 2015
End year
Secretariat CGIAR

1000 av. Agropolis, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5 - France Email : secretariat@4p1000.org

Organisational structure The Executive Secretariat of the "4 per 1000" initiative is hosted by the CGIAR System Organization, an international organization based in Montpellier.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation CGIAR
Type of lead organisation International organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation France


Description The 4‰ Initiative, launched by France, sets out to bring together all willing contributors in the public and private sectors (national governments, local and regional government, companies, trade organisations, NGOs, research facilities, and others) under the framework of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA).
Objectives 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, hence ensuring sustainable development.

The “4 per 1000” International Initiative “Soils for Food Security and Climate” was launched at UNFCCC COP 21, in Dec. 2015, under the framework of the Lima-Paris Action Plan (LPAP). The Initiative carries the vision of worldwide healthy and carbon-rich soils to combat climate change and end hunger. It promotes the natural sequestration of organic carbon in soils, and support for the most advanced scientific research in this field, globally.

The aim of the initiative is to demonstrate that agriculture, and in particular agricultural soils can play a crucial role where food security and climate change are concerned.

Activities All the stakeholders commit together in a voluntary action plan to implement farming practices that maintain or enhance soil carbon stock on as many agricultural soils as possible and to preserve carbon-rich soils.
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Sustainable Development Impact:
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Function of initiative Capacity building, Technical dialogue, Implementation
Activity of initiative Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Goal setting (ex-ante)
Goals The vision 2050: Worldwide healthy and carbon-rich soils to combat climate change and ensure food security, and engaging stakeholders in shifting towards resilient agriculture and agroforestry through sustainable soil management
Comments on indicators and goals The main challenges faced by the Initiative are the lack of financial and human means. A full budget (900 k€/year) and 2 more staff would help a lot to implement all aspects of the annual roadmap approved by the Consortium of members.
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals Every year, the Executive Secretariat publishes an Activity report on the result of the previous year. All Activity reports can be found on the dedicated website for the annual "4 per 1000" Day, available <a href="https://4p1000day2021.sciencesconf.org/">here (latest website)</a>. From this site, the website of the Activity reports of previous years can be found.
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting


Participants Number Names
Members 400  
Companies 193 5 Deep Limited (United K.),AC Conseils (France),Adapta Group (Brazil),Adron Agro Engineers (India),Afriglob Conseil (Mali),Agence d'Aménagement des Terres et de Fourniture de l'Eau d'Irrigation (Mali),Agir pour le développement durable (France),Agripower Australia (Australia),Agroicone (Brazil),Agropecuaria Colibri S.A. (Costa Rica),AïGOS (Colombia),Alpha Holdings (Mozambique),Alvora Carbon (Brazil),Amarenco Group (Ireland),Ambient (Mexico),AMC Agricommerce (France),Anadolu Meralar (Anatolian Grasslands) (Turkey),AnCon Bio-Services (USA),Apygec (France),Atlântica Simbios - Environmental consulting and services (Brazil),Bactiferme (France),Betterworld Energy (Zambia),Bio Strategies (France),Biochar Maroc (Morocco),Biochar Supreme (USA),Biodiversal SAS (Colombia),Biofabrica Siglo (Mexico),BioRenGaz (France),Blue Fifty Polska (Poland),Caquesiau Conseil (France),Carbón Emergente (Spain),Carbon Farmers of Australia (Australia),Carbon Farms International (Canada),Carbon Farmers of Nepal (Nepal),CarbonLock (Sweden),Carnes Manada (Chile),CARREFOUR INTERDIS (France),CHAMAE (France),Château La Roque Forcade (France),Cler Verts (France),Climate Operation (Uganda),CM Fluids (Germany),Cocina Intuitiva (Colomia),ConserWater Technologies (USA),Cquest (Germany),Crooked Farmz (Canada),CULTIVONS-NOUS (France),DANONE (France),DowntoEarth (Philippines),Ecosia (Germany),EDAFOTEC (Spain),Eficagua (Chile),Egis (France),Elisol Environnement (France),Enviceler (Canada),Envirolizer (United K.),European Carbon farmers (Poland),Farm Brothers (Netherlands),Farm from a Box (USA),Farming Secrets (Australia),Farmtopia (United K.),FCA Fertilisants (France),Fertilux (Luxembourg),Fondation AVRIL (France),Fruit South Africa (South Africa),Gaia Herbs (USA),Gaïago (France),Global-natura (France),GO Organics Co (Thailand),Graines Équitables SCIC (France),Green Living Permaculture (Australia),Green Restoration Ireland Cooperative Society (Ireland),GREENBACK (France),Groupe Elephant Vert (Morocco),Groupe MUL (France),Hart Dairy Creamery Corp (USA),Healthy Soil (Netherlands),Heart and soil magazine (Canada),Hoogen (Germany),Huerto Puro (Chile),Hummingbird Technologies (United K.),Indigo Europe Gmbh (Switzerland),Innovafeed (France),INSOLITAM CRESCITE PARTNERSHIP (United K.),Institut d'appui au développement (France),Integrity soils (New Zealand),Intuit Earth (Australia),Inversiones Catasulapa (Costa Rica),Italpollina (Italy),ITK (France),Jeffrey Castellas Family Trust (Australia),Kaoka (France),Kilara capital (Australia),Kora Agrilab (Spain),Lhoist Agriculture (France),Lich’N (France),Livelihoods Venture (France),Logiseed SRL(Argentina),Longview Limited (New Zealand),Luther Consulting (USA),Maia Technology (Australia),March5 (France),McDonald's France Services (France),Mézagri et SOBAC (France),Milpa Films (Germany),Missouri Organic Recycling (USA),MyEasyFarm (France),Myrolion Organic Olive Oil (Greece),Nataïs (France),Naturbec (Spain),Né d'une seule ferme (France),Nelson Bays Mycorrhizas (New Zealand),Nestlé France (France),NetZero (France),Nordic Bio Group (Norway),Novamont (Italy),Nutrition et Santé (France),Oïkos sphère (France),OrgaNeo (France),Orgo Regenerative Biology Management (Germany),OTA - Organic Tropical Agriculture (Mauritius),Paneco Ambiente (Italy),Parque Bambu (Ecuador),Pernod Ricard (France),Pink Tea Café (United K.),Plant Health Cure (Netherlands),Planted Cuisine (USA),Positerra (Germany),Progeo Società Cooperativa Agricola (Italy),PROTEH-AGRO (Moldova),PUMA - Plataforma Inteligente de Manejo Agricola (Argentina),R&D concept (France),Rainforest ECO Enterprises (USA),Recovered Carbon (Estonia),Red Diamond Compost (Barbados),Regen Network Development (USA),Regeneration North (USA),Regenerative Design Group (USA),Regenerative Shift (USA),RegenFriends (USA),Remy Cointreau (France),Ruuts S.A. (Argentina),Saipol (France),SAS GreenPods (France),Satoyama Farm (Malaysia),Scarabée Regenerative (USA),SCE aménagement & environnement (France),SCEA Domaines Cormeil Figeac Magnan (France),Schlossgut Alt Madlitz GmbH & Co. (Germany),Scottish Honeyberries (United K.),Seasonally Fresh (USA),Second Sun Systems (India),Sede Environment (France),SENAGRI (Senegal),SMAG Yes France),SmartAgro Sustainable Innovations Co. (Cambodia),SmartCloudFarming (Germany),Soil Capital (Belgium),Soil Heroes Operations (Netherlands),SoilWatch (Estonia),Sol Vivant Concept (France).

South 40 (New Zealand),STEWARD HOLDING COMPANY (USA),SYLVA FERTILIS France (France),Symbiose Nutrition (France),Syntax Land Design (USA),The Carbon Farm (United K.),The CarbonCycle Company (New Zealand),The Crown Estate (United K.),The Fair Carbon Exchange (USA),Timac Agro Swiss (Switzerland),Timesis (Italy),TISERIN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (Kenya),Tout Allant Vert (France),Tradom Global Consulting (United K.),Triage Limited (United K.),UNIQUE forestry and land use (Germany),UpDIG (USA),VaishVik Foods (India),ValOrbioCompost (France),Valorhiz (France),Ver de Terre production (France),Vignobles de Larose (France),Vinci Technologies (France),VIÑEDOS ORGÁNICOS EMILIANA (Chile),VITIROVER (France),von Trapp Farmstead (USA),Ward Agricultural Consultants (Ireland),XLR8 Bio (Malaysia),Ynsect (France),YOUTH ACTIONS ON HUAN RIGHTS (Democratic Republic of the Congo),Zero Impact (Spain).

Business organisations 42 AAPRESID (Argentina),  ACALODE Appui aux capacités pour le dévelopement (Mali),  ACTA - Les instituts techniques agricoles (France),  Act For Development NGO (Benin),  Action de Développement Durable en Afrique (Mali),  Action pour la Promotion Rurale et la Protection de l'Environnement (Mali),  Action pour le Développement Coopératif à la Base (Togo),  Action pour le Développement et contre la Pauvreté au Sahel (Mali),  Asociación Española de Agricultura de Conservación (Spain),  African Conservation Agriculture Network - ACT (Kenya),  AGPM (France),  AGRICULTEURS COMPOSTEURS DE FRANCE (France),  AgriGenève (Switzerland),  Agroécologie en Astarac (France),  Association des Producteurs de Céréales et de Semences de la wilaya de Sétif (Algeria),  Association marocaine de l'agriculture de conservation (Morocco),  Biochar Supreme INC (USA),  CIB-CONSORZIO ITALIANO BIOGAS E GASSIFICAZIONE (Italy),  CNIEL (France),  Coop expérimentale de Permaculture de Bellechasse (France),  Demain la Terre (France),  European Conservation Agriculture Federation (Belgium),  Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit (United Kingdom),  FEBRAPDP (Brazil),  FENAB (Germany),  Fruit South Africa (South Africa),  Gabb32 - Groupement des Agriculteurs Bio du Gers (France),  GCAN (USA),  Institut de l'Elevage (France),  INTERBEV (France),  Nelson Bays Mycorrhizas (USA),  Organic federation of Australia (Australia),  Organic Growers Alliance (United Kingdom),  Réseau Innovation Agrosystemes Méditerranées (France),  Scottish Honeyberries (United Kingdom),  TRAME (France),  Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (Zimbabwe).
Research and educational organisations 85 Aberdeen University (United Kingdom),  Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi (Nigeria),  Agro-Ecosystems History Laboratory (France),  Association Française pour l'Etude du Sol (France),  Basque Centre For Climate Change (Spain),  Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (Germany),  Bethel Business and Community Development Centre (Lesotho),  Bio-Rational Technology Research Center (France),  CATIE (Costa Rica),  CharNet - Swiss Network of professional for Biochar and Pyrolysis (Switzerland),  CIMMYT (Mexico),  CIRAD (France),  Centre National de recherche Agronomique (Ivory Coast),  Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences - CAAS (China),  CSIR-Soil Research Institute (Ghana),  Duchy College Rural Business School (United K.),  Embrapa (Brazil),  ESAN (Peru),  Faculty of Agriculture - University of Ruhuna (Sri Lanka),  Federal college of Agriculture Akure (Nigeria),  FIBL- stitut de recherche de l'agriculture biologique (France),  Hochschule GEISENHEIM University (Germany),  I4CE (France),  IDEAA Regeneration Systems (Spain),  Imperial College (United Kingdom),  INRA (France),  INRA (Marocco),  Institut Agronomique néo-Calédonien (France),  Institut Facultaire des Sciences Agronomiques (IFA) de Yangambi (Congo DR),  Institut Technique Tropical (France),  Instituto de Estudios Centroamericanos (Costa Rica),  Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (Chile),  Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana (Peru),  Institut agronomique - vétérinaire et forestier de France-Agreenium (France),  Institut national de pédologie (Senegal),  Institut National Supérieur d'Agronomie et de Biotechnologie (Gabon),  Institute Bioenergy Crops and Sugar Beet (Ukraine),  Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies of the University of Ghana (Ghana),  Institute of Forestry Tribhuvan University (Nepal),  Institut Sénégalais de Recherche Agricole (Senegal),  INTA (Argentina),  Lab. of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry – TEIWG (Greece),  Laboratoire des RadioIsotopes Université d'Antananarivo (Madagascar),  Laboratoire de Biodiversité et de Conservation de l'eau et du Sol (Algeria),  Makerere University (Uganda),  National Scientific Center «Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemsitry Research (Ukraine),  Netherlands Institute of Ecology (Netherlands),  New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (New Zealand),  NEIKER-Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario (Spain),  Nucleo Ricerca Desertificazione - Desertification Research Centre (Italy),  Ohio State University (USA),  Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre - Ryan Institute - National University of Ireland (Ireland),  RED REMEDIA (Spain),  Research Institute of Agroecology and Environmental NAAS (Ukraine),  Réseau CaSA - Carbone du Sol pour une agriculture durable en Afrique (France),  RITTMO (France),  Rizoma Field School (Uruguay),  Sociedad Chilena de la Cienca del Suelo (Chile),  Sociedad Española de Agricultura Ecológica (Spain),  Sociedad Española de la Ciencia del Suelo (Spain),  Soil C Quest 2031(Australia),  Soil composition and repository quality analysis center State Unitary Company (Uzbekistan),  Taiwan agricultural research institute (China),  Tecnical University of Madrid (Spain),  Tokyo University of Agriculture (Japan),  Universidad de la Frontera (Chile),  Universidad del valle de Guatemala (Guatamala),  Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia (Colombia),  Universidad Pública de Navarra (Spain),  Universidad VERITAS (Costa Rica),  Université de Bangui (Central African Republic),  Universidad del valle de Guatemala (Guatamala),  Universidad Pública de Navarra (Spain),  Université Cadi Ayyad (Marocco),  Université Moulay Ismail – Faculté des Sciences et Techniques Errachidia (Marocco),  Université de N'Djamena (Chad),  University of Life Sciences in Lublin (Poland),  University of Nangui Abrogoua (Ivory Coast),  University of Peradeniya (USA),  University Putra Malaysia (Malaysia),  Universidad VERITAS (Costa Rica),  Wageningen (Netherlands).
Non-governmental organisations 8 FANRPAN (South Africa),  FAO (Italy),  FARA (Ghana),  Care International (Switzerland),  Concern Worldwide (Ireland),  CRS (USA),  Oxfam (United Kingdom),  World Vision (United Kingdom).
National states 39 Argentine,  Australia,  Austria,  Bulgaria,  Aambodia,  Canada,  Chile,  Costa-Rica,  Croatia,  Denmark,  Estonia,  Ethiopia,  Finland,  France,  Germany,  Hungary,  Iran,  Ireland,  Ivory Coast,  Japan,  Latvia,  Lithuania,  Marocco,  Mexico,  New Zealand,  Netherlands,  Norway,  Philippines,  Poland,  Portugal,  Senegal,  Slovenia,  Spain,  Sweden,  Tunisia,  Ukraine,  United K.,  Uruguay,  Vietnam.
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 2 Alberta (Canada),  Wallonia (Spain)
City / municipal actors 5 Biota (Spain),  Burghausen (Germany),  Great Barrington (USA),  Mairie de Saman (France),  Municipio de San Miguel de Allende GTO (Mexico).
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 26 See:https://www.4p1000.org/sites/default/files/content/tableau_partenaires_et_membres_16_novembre_2017.pdf
Supporting partners 11 French Ministry of Agriculture and Food (Italy),  IRD (France),  German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Germany),  German Federal Office of Agriculture and Food (Germany),  Spanish Ministry of Agriculture (Spain),  INIA (Brazil),  CIRAD (France),  Regeneration International (USA),  INRA (Germany),  CGIAR (France),  Agrenium (France).
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 10 October 2022 13:50:10

Not only have national states as participators