On the occasion of the 2020 Desertification and Drought Day, on June 17th, the WFO Secretary General, Arianna Giuliodori, was invited to attend the webinar on « RECSOIL: Recarbonization of global soils ».
Increased soil organic carbon has been identified as one of the most cost-effective options for climate change adaptation and mitigation, as well as combating desertification, land degradation and food insecurity by the IPCC’s special report on climate change and land.
The event, hosted by FAO’s Global Soil Partnership, was aimed at discussing status and challenges of global soil organic carbon sequestration, its feasibility and how to scale it up.
Above all, the meeting represented the launch event of “RECSOIL: Recarbonization of global soils”, an initiative established by FAO and its Global Soil Partnership (GSP) to support the implementation of the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture.
Bringing the farmers’ perspective into the debate, the WFO Secretary General reiterated farmers’ willingness to contribute to the soil organic carbon sequestration, reminding the audience that the farmers at all latitudes keep their soils healthy, as it is the real capital of their farms.
“Farmers around the world are committed to promoting the quality of the soils for the next generations », Arianna Giuliodori highlighted.