Farmers [local family farms and farmers organizations] and foresters are essential to implement the solution
Small scale farmers produce 70% of the world's food and, as such, have a key role to play in protecting the soil.
Due to gender inequality in access to land, it is crucial to continue to involve women.
The Initiative & Climate MITIGATION
The science behind: "An increase in Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) stocks of circa 860 gigatonnes across the world's top soil [0-40 cm] by 0.4% or 4 per 1000, would store 3.4 gigatonnes carbon per year, and thereby compensate for up to 80 % of the current increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration."Calculations dated 2015.
"Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) can be lowered either by reducing emissions or by taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and storing in soils / terrestrial ecosystems." [FAO]
The Initiative & ADAPTATION to Climate Change
"There is a major potential for increasing soils carbon through restoration of degraded soils and widespread adoption of soil conservation practices." [FAO]
The Initiative & FOOD SECURITY
"Through sustainable soil management, we could produce up to 58% more food. Soil preservation is essential for Zero Hunger world. 95% of food is produced on our soils". [FAO]