::: 28/02 - On the occasion of its one-day conference dedicated to the agronomic proposals of agro-ecology, on Friday 28 February, "For a Living Agriculture" brings together experts and actors in the field during a round table on the challenges and the method for "reterritorializing" the carbon issue. The objective is clear: to mobilize agriculture to help the climate.
The movement " For a Living Agriculture "The aim is to recreate a symbiosis in the territories around three horizons: living soil, living products and living humans. The association structures, enhances and perpetuates agro-ecological sectors to promote the emergence of a new agricultural and food model and helps to acculturate the general public on these themes. It brings together all the players in the sector, from upstream to downstream.
Long stigmatized for its environmental impact, agriculture is undergoing a [r]evolution by discovering a new role: the fight against global warming. Its tool: the development of carbon storage in cultivated soils through agroecology.
A 200-hectare farm in conventional agriculture with tillage can store 160 tons of carbon in 10 years, compared to 1,260 tons in agro-ecology.
For the association "Pour une Agriculture du Vivant", "this role must be extended and become a reality, in particular by supporting field crop farmers who are and will be committed to an agro-ecological dynamic.
For Anne Trombini, Director of the movement, " With the development of agroecology, agriculture, which was seen as part of the problem, becomes part of the solution! Agricultural soils are becoming carbon sinks and farmers must be remunerated for this climate / ecosystem service. ".
Testimonies and round tables will punctuate this day to open the reflection:
- the environmental results of agro-ecological practices and their impact on the balance and health of the territories
- the impacts of agro-ecology on carbon storage and the methodology for reterritorializing carbon payment in France;
- and the global impacts of agroecology on biodiversity: from soils to human organisms.