Decrease green house gazes emissions and enhance carbon sequestration in French beef and dairy farm : tools for farmers and advisers


Institut de l'Elevage

Institut de l'élevage


Helene Chambaut


Angers | France


Wellcome to the livestock applied research organisation in France call l'Institut de l'Elevage".

Our national association is dealing with beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goat, horse breeding.  We are working on technical, économical and environnemental issues. We produce references and tools to help farmers changing their practices into a sustainable and environmental freindly way.

If you want to know more about our activity, in Europe and world wide, please refer to our website. There are a lot of informations, free open acces. Here is the adress

Within this Green week and 4 for 1000 initiative I only focus on climat topic!

Please to meet you soon,

Hélène Chambaut- Institut de l'élevage-Angers, France


What are you interested in?

You can discover the CAP2ER Tool which is used on a large number of farms in France to advice on climate warming but also water and air quality. It estimates services on biodiversity and human nutrition fonction (number of person feed, based on protein covering needs)

You can discover how a new model is developped in Carsolel research project to easily estimate impact of new practices on soil organic carbone change. With this tool, you are able to integrate farmers grassland management effect on different soil types for C sequestration.

At last, if you want to discover how to valorise new practices 'climate freindly' in a labelling approach, please refer to CARBON AGRI presentation.

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Clients / Target group

As an applied research organism Idele is at the interface between national public research center like INRAE, Cirad...or european ( several projet on environmental farm performances over last 15 years ) and farmers advisors and private farmers organisations. We test innovative practices in our experiemental sites spread all around the country, but also developp solutions with innovative farmers ( livinglab) and follow environmental technical performances through farmers networking.

Established collaborations and partnerships

Our partnership is very open. Depending to the question, we usually provide studies for ministery, national agency ( Ademe...), or Europe,  milk and meat national sector organisation ( INTERBEV, CNIEL...), farmers national associations. We produce references and tools for private sector and advisory services ( Chambres d'Agriculture, Conseil élevage....) or training sessions, discussion groups with farmers or for students.

Desired collaborations and partnerships

For next years, we are setting an observatory of 80 fields in France, managed in long terme in beef-dairy cattle or sheep. We want to follow how practices influences soil carbon stock in upper layer but also entire soil profile. Those well documented plot will be useful to check model response in divers soil and climate conditions. We will be found of exchanging about protocol of measurement and results obtained in similar work in France, Europe, world wide.

We are interested in any project dealing with green house gazes reductions, carbone sequestration and improving global environmental performances on farms that are breeding ruminants.

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14:0001:00exchange on C sequestration tool developed in Carsolel => Handhout C sequestration 



14:0001:00CAP2ER tool for  GHG réductions and C sequestration tool CARSOLEL => HandOut 2


9:3010:00Label CARBON AGRI to valorise good practices on farm => Handout 3

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Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation C sequestration in cattle farms2021F.pptx Apr 30, 2021 by Helene Chambaut
PDF File 1 C sequestration in cattle farms2021F.pdf Apr 30, 2021 by Helene Chambaut
PDF File 2 CAP'2ER presentation En.pdf Apr 30, 2021 by Helene Chambaut
PDF File 3 CARBON AGRI a result based carbon farming scheme.pdf Apr 30, 2021 by Helene Chambaut


  1. Anonymous

    Hi all, 

    We just wanted to make you aware of our activities at the stand 114 (Stand 114). We are presenting today our mobile VR app LIFE AMDRYC4. It is available for IOS and ANDROID ( or and you can also play through the web application at our official site ( The application is available in 5 languages (Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French and English) and allows you to simulate the effects of agricultural practices on the soil productivity, and CO2 emissions. We would love to have your feedback on this and we are happy to answer any question you may have about the LIFE AMDRYC4 project.

    Maria Jose Martinez (Research Coordinator), Carmen Perez Sirvent (Research Coordinator), Manuel Hernandez Perez (VideoGame Designer and Project Manager). 

  2. Anonymous

    Thank you Maria, i visit your stand too and try the App. It seems to me that our tool have good complementarity. I expect to meet you next week.

  3. Merci de partager avec tout le monde le travail que vous faites avec les éleveurs de bétail pour réduire les GES et améliorer la séquestration du carbone. Je voudrais vous inviter à visiter notre stand 19 - Agripower Australia, pour en savoir plus sur les avantages de l'engrais silicium pour l'agriculture de conservation, la santé des sols et des plantes et la séquestration du carbone. Veuillez nous laisser un message si vous souhaitez nous rencontrer et parler davantage!