Becoming icons of conservation agriculture


Three Global Farmer Network farmers recorded greetings for the 4 Per 1000 webinar in December 2020. The farmers are Gabriel Carballal from Uruguay, Knud Bay-Smidt from Denmark and Gurjeet Singh Mann from India. Listen as they tell about the importance of protecting the soil for future food production and for carbon sequestration.

What is the 4 Per 1000 initiative? The world’s soil contains 2 to 3 times more carbon than the atmosphere. Increasing this storage of carbon by 4 parts for 1000 in the top 30 or 40cm of the soil could stop the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. This is the proposal of the “4 parts for 1000, soils for food security and climate”. Learn more about using ag to fight climate change.

Gabriel Carballal

Gabriel Carballal

Gabriel Carballal has been recognized by the GFN as a 2021 Kleckner Award for Global Farm Leadership award recipient. Carballal uses the latest technology as he grows wheat, barley, canola, oats, GM soybeans, GM corn, rye and forages. He also raises beef cattle with the farm’s seven employees.

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