Turning agriculture from climate culprit to carbon sink

Mark Hillsdon reports in his article on Ethical Corporation how the idea of increasing the capacity of soil to absorb CO2 is gaining traction around the world, promoted by organisations including the Food and Land Use Coalition, the 4 per 1000 Initiative, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

As part of it, Daniella Malin, deputy general manager of the Cool Farm Alliance (CFA), talks about the importance of soil and organic matter, practices that keep carbon in the soil, like no-tilling, lack of soil disturbance or cover cropping, and about the different users applying the Cool Farm Tool, from smallholder farmers as a way of monetising their sustainable practices, to large agribusinesses such as PepsiCo, Danone and Unilever to meet their corporate commitments.

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