4 per 1000: “Soils for Food Security and Climate,” Mexico City

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Date(s): 04/18/2016
Time: All Day

4 per 1000: "Soils for Food Security and Climate," Mexico City
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What: Event with the French Ministry of Agriculture to present the 4 per 1000 initiative in Mexico
When: Monday, April 18, 2016
Where: Location TBC, Mexico City, Mexico

In December, at the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris, the French Ministry of Agriculture launched “4 per 1000: Soils for Food Security and Climate,” an initiative to mitigate, and eventually reverse, climate change by increasing soil carbon worldwide by 0.4% per year. So far, 26 countries and more than 50 organizations have formally signed on to the initiative.

Is healthy soil the solution to global warming? Is the 4 per 1000 initiative realistic?

On April 18, the Embassy of France in Mexico, Regeneration International and SAGARPA (The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food of Mexico) will present the 4 per 1000 Initiative: “Soils for Food Security and Climate” in Mexico City.

Christophe Malvezin, Agricultural Counselor for the French Embassy in the FTTA zone, Maryse Bossiere, Ambassador of France in Mexico, Fernando Soto Baquero, from Food and Agriculture Organization Mexico and José Calzada Rovirosa, the Secretary of Agriculture of Mexico, will join scientists, farmers and leaders in the regenerative agriculture movement such as Andre Leu, President of IFOAM Organics International, Ronnie Cummins, Director of the Organic Consumers Association and Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin from Main Street Project for a discussion on how to heal our soils and promote regenerative agriculture in Mexico and the world.

This is a closed event. Video recordings of select sessions will be made available after the event. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

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For media inquiries please contact Ercilia Sahores (ercilia@viaorganica.org).