7 juin 2019 Cédric de Solenvie

Sécurité alimentaire et changement climatique

L’initiative 4 pour mille : un nouveau défi concret pour le sol

17 – 20 juin

17/06 : Field trip to Lusignan long-term experimental platform

[conférence en anglais]

The conference aims to build partnerships for soil sustainability and resilience, promote innovation and knowledge exchange, and ensure that appropriate solutions are put into practices under the framework of the 4 per mille initiative.

The event will include inclusive round tables aimed at strengthening the involvement of socio-economic researchers, private sector (corporations and non profit) etc. in the initiative. This specifically aims at finding new business models, which include investment in soil capital as a long-term business opportunity.

The conference will seek to:

  • Discuss and try to close controversies that exist concerning the implementation of the 4 per 1000 initiative
  • Explore the scientific studies and practical experiences that will unravel the barriers and opportunities of SOC storage in different parts of the world
  • Explore how this initiative will affect the role and influence of different communities in networks of knowledge production
  • Explore innovative aspects, scientific breakthroughs of new practices, new social and political strategies to stimulate investment in the “soil” capital.

Confirmed keynotes speakers

  • Prof. Budiman Minasny, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Dr. Caterina Batello, FAO, Rome Italy
  • Dr. Cornelia Rumpel, CNRS, France
  • Dr. Didi Pershouse, Soil Carbon Coalition – NGO, Vermont, USA
  • Prof. Genxing Pan, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
  • Prof. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Prof. Jan Willem van Groenigen, Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Dr. Jens Leifeld, Agroscope, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Prof. Keith Paustian, Colorado State University, USA
  • Prof. Philippe Baveye, AgroParisTech, France
  • Dr. Sébastien Treyer, IDDRI, Sciences Po, Paris, France
  • Dr. Precious Phiri, Regeneration International, Zimbabwe, Africa
  • Prof. Rattan Lal, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Prof. Ronald Amundson, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Prof. Wim de Vries, Wageningen University, Netherlands