The "4 parts per 1000" initiative proposes to increase organic matter contents and encourage carbon sequestration in soils, through the application of appropriate farming and forestry practices.
Located deep within a vast agricultural and forest region, the INRA Bordeaux-Aquitaine Centre (France) conducts innovative and targeted plant science, ecological and environmental research in response to current challenges in the agricultural, forestry and aquaculture sectors.
We mobilise a wide range of scientific expertise in environmental physics and chemistry, plant physiology and pathology, agronomy, genetics and ecology for our research projects to addresses four major challenges of regional importance:
1. Strengthen competitiveness and sustainability in the agricultural fruit, forestry and animal production industries.
2. Promote ecological management of agrosystems and cultivated forests.
3. Contribute to a healthy and sustainable diet.
3. Make effective use of plant biomass.