Welcome to the Collaborative Platform of the International "4 per 1000" Initiative.
The place where over 670 partner organizations and countries meet, share and collaborate.

Join the "4 per 1000" Initiative on soils for food security and climate.

Official website: www.4p1000.org


The international Initiative "4 per 1000", launched by France on 1 December 2015 at the COP 21, consists of federating all voluntary stakeholders  of the public and private sectors (national governments, local and regional governments, companies, trade organizations, NGOs, research facilities, etc.) under the framework of the Lima-Paris Action Plan (LPAP).

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.

Supported by solid scientific documentation, the "4 per 1000" Initiative invites all partners to state or implement some practical actions on soil carbon storage and the type of practices to achieve this (e.g. agroecology, agroforestry, conservation agriculture, landscape management, etc.).

The ambition of the "4 per 1000" International Initiative is to encourage stakeholders to transition towards a productive, highly resilient agriculture, based on the appropriate management of lands and soils, creating jobs and incomes hence ensuring sustainable development. The Executive Secretariat of the "4 per 1000" Initiative is hosted by the CGIAR System Organization, an international organization based in Montpellier.

Vision 2050

Worldwide healthy and carbon-rich soils to combat climate change and end hunger.

Mission 2030

Provide a supportive framework and action plan to conceptualize, implement, promote and follow up actions, on soil health and soil carbon, through an enhanced collaboration between stakeholders of the "Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU)" sector, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Goals are broad long-term aims that define accomplishment of the vision.

A. Inception & Conceptualization: facilitate the emergence and ensure the feasibility of methodologies, tools and recommendations that foster stakeholders' ability to implement the Initiative on the ground

B. Implementation: foster enabling environment and/or framework (business model, trustworthy third-party, tutoring, mentoring, amplify impact, scaling up) for implementation on the ground

C. Promotion: raise awareness and advocacy, build trust, encourage partnerships, engagements and commitments of all stakeholders

D. Collaboration: implement an online collaborative platform that facilitates and supports interaction between partners, with powerful tool box, business plan and knowledge management strategy

E. Follow up: establish an international science based framework recognized by all stakeholders for the assessment of impact through Monitoring, Reporting & Verification

F. Crosscutting actions: highlight the pertinence of the "4 per 1000" Initiative by initiating and supporting concrete and result-oriented actions on the ground and increase resource mobilization to ensure the long-term viability of the Initiative.


« 4 per 1000 » Initiative - Executive Secretariat

c/o The Alliance Bioversity - CIAT

1000 av. Agropolis, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5


Email : secretariat@4p1000.org

The Climate-Soil Community of Practice

It is a group of professionals working on the ground who share their concern and passion for the soil-climate nexus. They meet regularly to share ideas and learn how to do it better. Explore!

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We are proud to announce that the joint consortium 4per1000, ELD Initiative  and the GIZ’s Sector Project Soil Protection, Combating Desertification, Sustainable Land Management (SV Boden) are hosting a Side-Event at the UNCCD COP15 in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire. The event will take place on 17th of May, 12:30 UTC. Please find out more here!

“Healthy Soils for a Healthy Planet” – second virtual Fair of the “4 per 1000” Initiative

The international “4 per 1000” Initiative is organizing its second virtual fair in the framework of the European Green Week 2022, with the sponsorship of the GIZ project “Sector Project on Soil Protection, Combating Desertification, Sustainable Land Management“, which has taken over the patronage of the event from this year.

All the partners, members and friends of the Initiative have the opportunity to present themselves and their work permanently on the collaborative platform of the international “4 per 1000” Initiative, on a stand page, which facilitates collaboration amongst the members and finally the formation of alliances to work on specific objectives.

During the EU green week, the virtual fair will turn into a lively meetings place, as participants will have the chance to present their projects and organizations during several thematic or regional events.

More information will follow soon!

Events of Partners

Upcoming and past events of Partners

Understanding the "4 per 1000" in 3'30