Stéphane Le Foll

Stéphane Le Foll was the French Minister of Agriculture from 2012-2017. At COP21 in Paris, he launched the international 4p1000 initiative, and the first gathering of members took place at COP22 in Marrakesh.

The “4 per 1000” initiative intends to increase soil organic matter and carbon sequestration through the implementation of agricultural practices adapted to local environmental, social and economic conditions, such as agro-ecology, agro-forestry, conservation agriculture or landscape management.