Sols Vivants
Sols Vivants
Restaurons la fertilité naturelle des sols et luttons contre le changement climatique
 
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Together let’s restore natural soil fertility and fight climate change.

Discover the initiative

 
 
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We support farmers in the transition from their agricultural model to more sustainable practices.

Objective: To produce with greater respect for the planet while valuing the work and the quality of productions 

 
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HOW TO FARM LIVING SOILS?

Farmers implement 3 changes in their production habits:  

  • Reduce mechanization for soil cultivation and value biodiversity’s contribution ;  

  • Never leave the soil bare and install plant cover between each crop ; 

  • Diversify crops and extend rotations, i.e. produce more varieties.

Our teams train and support farmers in these new practices.

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WHAT IMPACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE?

  • Soils store about 75% of the carbon on earth. 

  • Living soils act as a true reservoir of carbon and biodiversity.  

  • Soil regenerative practices are therefore the ideal tool to fight global warming. 

A living soil can store up to 500kg of carbon per hectare and per year.

 
 

HOW TO FINANCE THE TRANSITION?

We are working with Airbus and the research community to develop a methodology to quantify, and verify at low cost, the carbon stored in soils by farmers. Companies willing to offset their carbon footprint will be able to remunerate farmers for the ecosystem services they provide to society. 

 
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Objectives for 2021

- 25 companies have adopted the 'living soil' criterion in their product specifications
- 100,000 hectares have been converted to regenerative practices
- 30,000 tonnes of carbon are stored in soils each year
- 109,800 tonnes of CO2 are removed from the atmosphere

 
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Let's discuss it!

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They are involved

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Centre Tolède
51-53 rue de l’Alcazar
59000 Lille 
France

The Forest Trust: TFT is an international non-profit organization which works with companies to transform their supply chains and aims to find balance between nature preservation, economic development and people’s well-being. TFT works in 16 countries worldwide and employs 250 people.
http://www.tft-earth.org/

 
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