Welcome to the Collaborative Platform of the International "4 per 1000" Initiative on soils for food security and climate.

The place where over 733 partner organizations and countries meet, share, and collaborate.

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.

The network

View the list of the 733 partner organizations of the "4 per 1000" Initiative

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The international "4 per 1000" Initiative 'Soils for Food Security and Climate' was launched in 2015 at the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris. Its strategy includes 24 objectives with clearly defined targets for 2030 and 2050, contributing to 6 goals to strengthen the different phases of the transformation continuum.

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Task Forces

For each objective, a Task Force (TF) was established. The primary goal of the Task Forces is to develop a catalog of coordinated actions and projects that represent compelling investment opportunities, which will be brought to the attention of decision-makers and funders in the public and private sectors through the "4 per 1000" initiative.

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The Strategy Implementation Cycle

The primary purpose of the Strategy Implementation Cycle (SIC) is to systematically assist Initiative partners in planning and searching for funds for projects and activities.

The secondary purpose of the Strategy Implementation Cycle (SIC) is to provide an overview of relevant ongoing activities and gaps to facilitate the coordination of investments by funding agencies and governments while demonstrating progress in implementing the strategy.

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 inception and conceptualization of policies, instruments, and mechanisms that support stakeholders' capacity to implement the Initiative.

B. Implementation: Enhance the enabling environment for large-scale implementation of the Initiative on the ground.

C. Promotion: Advocate and raise awareness to foster a commitment to the Initiative's vision by all stakeholders.

D. Collaboration: Foster interaction and collaboration among stakeholders to achieve the Initiative's vision.

E. Follow up: Establish an international science-based framework for monitoring, reporting & verification, and impact assessment.

F. Crosscutting actions: Promote long-term viability and scaling up of the Initiative through citizen involvement, resource mobilization, and reporting on progress.


« 4 per 1000 » Initiative - Executive Secretariat

c/o The Alliance Bioversity - CIAT

1000 av. Agropolis, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5


Email : secretariat@4p1000.org

Soil Science Webinar: Measuring, Reporting and Verifying Soil Carbon Sequestration: Measurement or Modeling?

We would like to invite you to join us online at the next session of the new Soil Carbon Science Webinar Series on November 27 at 8:00 (GTM+1)! Join our webinar to explore the critical issue of Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) for soil carbon stocks. Distinguished speakers, Prof. Alex McBratney of the University of Sydney and Prof. Pete Smith of the University of Aberdeen, will delve into measurement, modelling, and hybrid approaches. 

7th Day of the international "4 per 1000" Initiative coming up on 6th of December:


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Events of Partners

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