A virtual fair of the "4 per 1000" International Initiative
"Reducing air pollution and greenhouse gases by improving soil health !"
On-line 3 May to 11 June 2021
Greenhouse gases (GHG) are part of the natural carbon and nitrogen cycles. Human industrial activities have led to excessive concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, turning them into pollutants.
The fair is opportunity to showcase the diversity of solutions the "4 per 1000" partners are working on, demonstrate the power of the "4 per 1000" network and platform for supporting the delivery of the European Green Deal, to identify collaboration opportunities and most importantly to boost team spirit of our collective action.
La Asociación Argentina de Productores en Siembra Directa (AAPRESID)
|Maria Cecilia Gines|
Maria Beatriz Pilou Giraudo
International fair "4x1000" initiative: real farmers experiences for living soils and carbon sequestration
|Stand 005||United Kingdom||Farmtopian AG|
|Paying Farmers to Sequester Carbon and enrich Soil via Farmers Carbon Offsets||English|
|Stand 007||Italy||Paneco Ambiente S.r.l.|
Soil improvement with Humus Anenzy
|Stand 008||Madagascar||Association / coopérative Valazomby|
|Des sols pour la sécurité alimentaire et le climat||French|
|Stand 009||Ecuador||Asociación de Productores de Alimentos Nutricionales Andinos Mushuk Yuyay, APROSANAMY||Alan Adams||Restorative Forest of Guayraloma - healthy ecosystems for healthy soil||English|
|Stand 010||Uganda||Kikandwa Environmental Association (KEA)|
Forest Village for Ecosystem and Soil Restoration in Uganda
|Stand 011||Chile||Universidad de la Frontera|
|Soil carbon sequestration a reality without limits||English|
|Stand 012||Niger||Labizey Hallassa - Fight For The Well-Being Of The People||Kadidia Hassane Soumana|
Gagassiney "Lutte contre la faim à travers l'autonomisation de la femme"
|Stand 016||Colombia||BIODIVERSAL SAS|
|Biodiversal: where regenerative and coffee cultures meet||English|
|Stand 017||Mali||Association Malienne Etude d'Impact Environnementale (AMEIE)||Abdoulaye Traoré||Dialogue avec les universitaires à Segou sur: "Pourquoi une journée mondiale des sols? et "L'initiative 4p1000"||French|
|Stand 018||DRC||Groupe d'Intervention pour l'Encadrement et la Réhabilitation Intégrale (GIERI)||Patrick Kaka Ngendo||Protect Rain Forest in DRCongo (carbon sequestration) - Shabunda Project||French|
|Stand 019||Australia||Agripower Australia Ltd||Sarah Russell French||The use of silicon fertiliser offers several environmental and Green House Gas (GHG) emission reduction benefits||English|
|Stand 020||Madagascar||Consortium CURSA Development NGO (CCD)|
|Appui à la filière vanille, plantation qui respecte la santé du sol par le système de conservation de l'humidité du sol||French|
|Stand 024||Panama||Sustainable Harvest International||Florence Reed||Smallholder Farm Extension: The Low-Hanging Fruit for Increased Soil Organic Carbon||English|
|Stand 025||DRC||Association pour le Développement des Initiatives féminines (ADIF)|
Barca Elongo Musafiri
|Stand 027||China||HomelandGreen Limited|
Josephine Wen Ning Chen
Promoting regenerative farming and low carbon footprint consumption in Hong Kong
|Stand 028||Mexico||Regeneration International|
|Agave Power: Greening the Desert||English|
|Stand 032||Argentina||Plataforma Inteligente De Manejo Agricola S.A. (PUMA)|
Maria Ines Di Napoli
|Presentación de calculadora certificada de Huella de Carbono, monitoreo y simulación a nivel de sitio específico||Spanish|
|Stand 033||France||Institut de l'Elevage||Helene Chambaut||Decrease green house gazes emissions and enhance carbon sequestration in French beef and dairy farm : tools for farmers and advisers||English|
|Stand 034||Mali||Appui aux capacités pour le développement (ACALODE)|
|Appui à la promotion de la responsabilité des enfants face aux problématiques des changements climatiques||French|
|Stand 035||China||HomelandGreen Limited|
Josephine Wen Ning Chen
|Turning the Ulan Buh Desert into a high yield zero pollution eco-agricultural zone||English|
|Stand 036||Costa Rica||Inversiones Catasulapa S.A.||Brock Menking|
Potential benefits of Agroforestry in the Central American Dry Corridor
|Stand 037||India||Development Research Foundation (BAIF)|
Girish G. Sohani
|Soil restoration for achieving sustainable livelihoods, climate change adaptation and mitigation.||English|
|Stand 039||Finland||Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG)|
|Field Observatory -Illustrating the effects of carbon farming on Finnish farms||English|
|Stand 040||France||Association pour la Promotion d'une Agriculture Durable (APAD)|
Global Conservation Agriculture Network - GCAN International (GCAN)
Maria Beatriz Pilou Giraudo
|Stand 042||United States of America||Cook Education Services||Deborah Cook||Scaling up biochar production for carbon sequestration in the soil||English|
|Réduction des émissions CO2 en Agriculture||English|
|Stand 044||Cambodia||SmartAgro Sustainable Innovations Co., Ltd.||Marc Eberle||Conservation Agriculture, Climate-Smart Agriculture||English|
|Stand 047||Italy||Consorzio Italiano Biogas e Gassificazione (CIB)|
|Farming for future||English|
|Stand 050||Uzbekistan||Soil Composition and Repository, Quality Analysis Center - State Unitary Company|
|Analysing Effect of cement manufacturing industry and industry dust for soils and agricultural plants.||English|
|Stand 051||France||Pour une Agriculture du Vivant (PADV)|
|Indice de Régénération (outil d'évaluation agroécologique)||English|
|Stand 052||Cambodia||French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)|
|Agroecology and Safe food System Transitions in South-East Asia||English|
|Stand 054||Switzerland, USA|
Colorado State University
|Tools to estimate SOC and net GHG balance||English|
|Stand 055||Argentina||Facultad de Agronomía - University of La Pampa (UNLPam)|
|Sustainable soil management in extensive cash crop production. Carbon sequestration in agricultural soils||English|
|Stand 056||Spain||EDAFOTEC||Piergiuseppe Lasalandra||Soil and Circular Economy||English|
|Stand 058||Malawi||Simpson Foundation|
Francis Kondowani Ngopola
|Solar Corridor Planting to increase crop yields in Malawi||English|
|Stand 059||Malawi||Simpson Foundation|
Francis Kondowani Ngopola
|Regeneration of Nature through Income Generation for Local Communities in Malawi||English|
|Stand 063||United States of America||ConserWater Technologies Inc.|
|Generate Carbon Credits at scale from soil using Satellites and AI||English|
|Stand 064||Cambodia||Green Shoots Foundation|
|Stand 065||Argentina||Logiseed SRL|
|SIREnFi (Sistema Integral de Recupero de Envases Fitosanitarios)||Spanish|
|Stand 066||Niger||ONG-ASED - Association-Santé-Education-Démocratie||Moussa Kanta Ibrahim||Protection de l’environnement et l’amélioration des conditions de vie des élèves et de la communauté||French|
|Stand 067||Brazil||CAFÉ DOS CONTOS (AGROFORESTRY COFFEE)|
|Benefits Of Agroforestry To Soil, Soul And Society||English|
|Stand 069||Côte d'Ivoire||Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD)|
Restauration des sols et de la multifonctionnalité des paysages forestiers dégradés de Côte d’Ivoire (TERRI4SOL)
|Stand 070||France||Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD)|
Partager les connaissances sur la séquestration du carbone dans les sols d'outre-mer
|Stand 071||Honduras||The Inga Foundation||Lorraine Potter|
Marian van Noppen
|Organic, regenerative agroforestry for food security/carbon sequestration & avoidance/improved livelihoods||English|
Carbone des sols pour une agriculture durable en Afrique (CaSA)
|Stand 074||Brazil||Brazilian Institute of Agroecology|
Soil Environmental Accounting
|Stand 075||United States of America||iGiveTrees | PRETATERRA|
|We Regenerate Rainforests||English|
Combating Poverty and Climate Change Foundation (CPCCF) Pakistan
Regenerative Agriculture Restoring soil health through holistic livestock management
|Stand 078||FRANCE||VITIROVER SAS|
Arnaud de la Fouchardière
The Vitirover solution replace Glyphosate and plowing byfleets of solar industrial mower-robots, replacing artificialised plots by carbon sinks.
|Stand 082||Luxembourg||FERTILUX / FCA FERTILISANTS|
|Stocker du carbone en augmentant la fertilité biologique des sols.||English|
|Soil pattern recognition with a combination of satellite data and sampling||English|
|Stand 084||United States of America||Business Climate Leaders (BCL)|
Citizens' Climate Lobby
Klaus Erich Mager
|Food and Agriculture as a System||English|
|Natural Solutions for Sustainable and Regenerative Agriculture||English|
|Stand 086||Argentina||Carbon Group Agro-Climatic Solutions SRL|
|Soil carbon sequestration programme, green finance and access to carbon markets.||English|
Green Lab Spain
|Off-grid sustainable and ecological agriculture: improving soil health, reducing landfill, minimising carbon footprint, using claimed materials and innovation hub||English|
EJP Sols et Circasa
|Stand 094||Uganda||Climate Operation||Patricia Heizal Nagginda||Regenerative farming practices and how they are rejuvenating both the soil and farms.||English|
|Stand 095||Spain||Carbón Emergente||Sebastian Shrady|
|Stand 096||France||ITK||Patrick Armengaud||Lead carbon sequestration in ag soils, to improve soil health and reduce greenhouse gas||English|
|Stand 097||México||ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE AGRICULTURA DE CONSERVACION AC|
Pedro Antonio Maldonado Rios
|CONSERVACION DE SUELOS||English|
Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)
Understanding and using ecosystem services provided by earthworms to increase soil health and carbon storage
|Stand 099||France||Demain la Terre - Tomorrow The Earth||Marc De Nale||Soil protection action in the framework of 4p1000 initiative||English|
|Stand 100||France||Demain la Terre - Tomorrow The Earth||Marc De Nale||Responsible agriculture taking into account the environment (agroecology), social and society issues and economy||English|
|Stand 101||United Kingdom||Bonsucro|
GHG footprint calculation (scope 1,2 and 3) for sugarcane producers
|Stand 102||United Kingdom||Bonsucro|
Promoting sustainable sugarcane production
|Stand 103||Benin||African Innovation Services (AFRIS)|
Scaling & Youth Employment
|Stand 104||Taiwan||Taiwan agricultural research institute|
Soil Carbon Sequestration and Sustainable Development of Agricultural under Climate Change in Taiwan
|Stand 105||India||Second Sun Systems|
Sukhbir Singh Sokhi
Soil carbon sequestration through regenerative farming and open satellite data
|Stand 108||Canada||Regeneration Canada||Aviva Lessard||Promoting soil regeneration as a climate solution||English|
|Stand 109||France||Fédération Nationale des Syndicats d'Exploitants Agricoles (FNSEA)||Carole Le Jeune|
|FNSEA's orientation report "Agriculture, a solution for carbon neutrality"||English|
|Stand 110||China||The Nature Conservancy in China|
Regenerative agriculture in China
Paula Ponteli Fernandes Costa
|PRETATERRA - Agroforestry | Regenerative Agriculture||English|
|Stand 113||China||The Nature Conservancy in China|
Regenerative agriculture empowers arid potato production sustainably in China
|Stand 114||Spain||Universidad de Murcia. Proyecto LIFE AMDRYC4|
María José Martínez Sánchez
|Adaptación al cambio climático de la agricultura de secano mediterránea: su contribución a la contaminación cero||Spanish|
|Stand 115||Germany||SmartCloudFarming GmbH||Michele Bandecchi||Measure Soil Organic Carbon and Carbon Stock anywhere and anytime.||English|
|Stand 116||Brazil||Alvora Carbon|
Felipe Granguelli Antoniazi
|Climate Tech startup company to addressing the issue of quantify and accredit carbon credits in a global scale||English|
|Stand 117||United States of America||Verra||Viridiana Alcantara-Shivapatham||Opportunities for agricultural carbon projects in the Voluntary Carbon Market||English|
|Stand 119||United States of America||CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)|
CCAFS & FCDO Agroecology and Climate Change Rapid Evidence Review
|Stand 122||Brazil||Atlântica Simbios - Environmental consulting and services||Rangel Leandro Romão||Ecosystem Restoration - Agriculture/Livestock/Forestry GHG Emissions Inventories - Natural Capital metrics||English|
|Stand 123||France||Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation||Thibaut Nancy||Politiques publiques / Soutien à l'initiative / Agro-écologie||French|
|Stand 124||United States of America||LandPKS|
|A mobile app for knowledge about land potential and sustainable management||English|
About the fair
Greenhouse gases (GHG) are part of the natural carbon and nitrogen cycles. Human industrial activities have led to excessive concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, turning them into pollutants. Under natural conditions, emissions of carbon-containing gases into the atmosphere are balanced by element fluxes that sequester carbon in so-called sinks, i.e., the oceans, vegetation, and soil. We have disrupted this balance in many ways, both by enhancing carbon fluxes to the atmosphere and by reducing the capacity of our sinks to assimilate carbonaceous gases.
The European Environment Agency defines air pollution as
"The presence of contaminant or pollutant substances in the air at a concentration that interferes with human health or welfare, or produces other harmful environmental effects. "
In addition to greenhouse gases - mainly carbon dioxide, but also methane, nitric oxides and others - air pollutants include chemicals and particulate matter. Since the beginning of industrialization, we have been racing toward a point where extremely high levels of air pollution have become a threat to our existence. Recent predictions indicate that climate change will soon reach a point of no return. Despite this gloomy outlook, there is good news: there is a solution right under our feet and there are many people around the world who are getting involved.
We would like to take the opportunity of EU Green Week to highlight the role of soils as part of the solution and express our commitment to this cause. Indeed, soils represent the largest terrestrial carbon reservoir and thus have the ability to reduce air pollution through photosynthetic conversion and stabilization of carbon compounds in soil organic matter.
The main goal of the international "4 per 1000" initiative is to create a global platform for exchange and collaboration among a multi-stakeholder community that wants healthy and carbon-rich soils worldwide to combat climate change and end hunger. We will showcase what our network of members and partners are doing to rebalance our atmosphere by reducing CO2 levels through specific measures to improve soil health.
Each participating partner will have the opportunity to show what they do, what they need support for, and how they can help others.
The "4 per 1000" fair in the framework of the EU Green Week will be an opportunity to:
- boost team spirit in our joint mission to end GHG-air pollution
- showcase the diversity of solutions the "4 per 1000" partners are working on
- demonstrate the power of the "4 per 1000" network and platform for supporting the delivery of the European Green Deal
- get to know each other better and identify collaboration opportunities
- raise public awareness on the role of soil health to combat GHG-air pollution
In 2020, "4 per 1000" has established a state-of-the-art electronic platform, consolidated and scaled its network, and developed its strategic plan. Currently, the initiative is developing its implementation strategy and operational framework. Through the Green Week "4 per 1000" exhibition, partners and the interested public will have the opportunity to learn details about the work of other partners, explore cooperation opportunities and exchange ideas. In short, we hope that the fair will give us important impulses for the implementation of our joint strategy.
We would like to invite you to participate at the virtual "4 per 1000" fair in order to exhibit your work and to interact with visitors. As an exhibitor you will have a page on the collaborative platform (your virtual stand) to display your work and organize a series of virtual events to present and exchange with visitors. Register below to apply for a stand.
Once you have registered, we send you the link to your page / virtual stand. It includes a link to a Jitsi virtual chat room for your events. Jitsi is an open-source and secure alternative to zoom that is offered by several promoters free of charge. Off course you are free to use another video conferencing solution that suits you better.
Please organize your events as you like. You might organize shows, presentations, discussions, guided tours or simply arrange opening hours during which visitors may come and meet you for a casual chat. The list of exhibition stands will make it easy for users to find your stand and to find out when they can meet you.
Use your stand to attract visitors and to share information. Upload images, videos and presentations and other documents that you would like to share. Keep your stand simple and focus on one topic. You may apply for several stand if you want to cover several topics - one topic one stand.
Visitors can interact with you during one of your events or drop a comment at the bottom of your stand page.
The "4 per 1000" fair will be framed by an opening event on May 3 and a closing event on June 11.
Profit from the fair to promote your organization and to make a firsthand experience with this innovative event-format. Registration will be closed on the 15th of April.
The EU Green Week
Pollution affects everybody – through the air we breathe, the water we drink or the land we grow our food on. It is the largest environmental cause of multiple mental and physical diseases, and of premature deaths, especially among children, people with certain medical conditions and the elderly. But pollution does not affect everybody equally. People who live in more deprived areas very often live close to contaminated sites or in areas where there is a very high flow of traffic. Pollution is also one of the main reasons for the loss of biodiversity. It reduces the ability of ecosystems to provide services such as carbon sequestration and decontamination.
But it can be prevented. The EU Action Plan toward a Zero Pollution Ambition is a key action of the European Green Deal scheduled for spring 2021. It will help to create a toxic-free environment across the EU by better monitoring and, reporting, and by preventing and remedying pollution from air, water, soil, and consumer products.
It will also support the post-COVID 19 recovery by helping to rebuild a more sustainable EU economy, creating job opportunities and reducing social inequalities. The European Green Week 2021 will be dedicated to the ‘zero pollution ambition’. It will also look at other relevant European Green Deal initiatives, such the climate initiatives, the upcoming Chemicals Strategy, as well as initiatives in the field of energy, industry, mobility, agriculture, fisheries, health and biodiversity.
EU Green Week 2021 will be an opportunity to engage with all stakeholders and interested citizens on how we can work together to make the ambition for a zero pollution and toxic-free environment a reality.
Do you have any questions?
Write to ENV-GREENWEEK@ec.europa.eu
The European Green Deal
Being part of EU Green Week is the opportunity to showcase the achievements of your organisation or city to a wider audience.
If you are planning an event between 3 May and 13 June 2021, or would like to organise one, why not register it as an EU Green Week partner event.
Any type of event is eligible, be it a workshop, guided tour, exhibition, fair, open day or an online event, etc.
The only requirement is that it needs to be relevant to the EU Green Week 2021 theme of Zero Pollution. This theme links with many issues, such as industry, chemicals, energy, mobility, agriculture and fisheries, biodiversity or climate, amongst many others.
Events can explore a wide range of questions, including: how does pollution affects our health and well being, how to achieve zero pollution production and consumption, the need to address the existing pollution legacy, how to establish integrated measuring and tracking of pollution to steer the change or how can we work together to create the zero pollution transformation
Please note that this does not mean that the event needs to focus exclusively on Zero Pollution. It can show links and connections with other areas, such as climate change, agriculture, circular economy, urban environment, and so forth.
It could even focus on a need for better governance, implementation of existing legislation, training and education or on how citizens could be better involved.