Earthworm has been supporting Nestlé France since 2020 on the deployment of regenerative agriculture in partnership with its suppliers in France, in line with the group’s climate ambitions (zero net emissions in 2050). For the first year, the project consists of initiating the transition to regenerative farming practices with 5 major suppliers.
Following a diagnosis of the cooperatives or businesses, training is organised to increase the skills of field technicians and farmers. Field measurement campaigns at around fifty farmers per supplier make it possible to establish a reference for soil quality, carbon stock, economic health, the GHG balance sheet of farms, etc.
Regenerative farming practices will be deployed in the following years to the farmers of committed suppliers and other suppliers.
20 farmers engaged
8 hours of trainings delivered
Living Soils has been working with Lidl and 3 of its main suppliers since 2019. The collaboration focuses on the development of regenerative agriculture and its recognition in the chain’s stores directly. 10 producers participated in the project in 2020.
10 producers supported
Recognition and representation of results at store level
Herta, Purina and the Cirhyo cooperative joined forces with Living Soils to provide training to a group of livestock breeders on practices supporting transition of their crop production to regenerative agriculture. This constitutes a critical phase of engagement to scaling up regenerative agriculture.
9 farms engaged in the transition
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We have been working in a multi-partner approach with Soufflet Agriculture, Céréalia and Nestlé in the Grand Est region since 2019. The work focuses on soil quality and carbon stock assessment and aims to develop valuation models for ecosystem services generated by the farmers such as healthy soils and climate change mitigation by carbon storage in soils.
Estimation of carbon stocks and carbon sequestration dynamics in a network of 45 plots managed by 8 farmers
Assesment completed on dynamics between actors in typical crop supply chains in Santerre
16 farmers engaged
10 experiments / year
4 trainings / year
110 plots tracked for soil quality and carbon storage
This project aims to refine a soil carbon sequestration quantification method and to attribute a value per tonne of carbon sequestered. The objective is to subsequently create a system to remunerate farmers for their ecosystem services.
The project takes place in the Hauts-de-France region, in partnership with companies, a technical centre and farmers.
Certified method LABEL BAS CARBONE (registered in January2021) – tracking of 150 plots