Heartfulness Institute Inks MoU With The  ‘4 Per 1000’ Initiative On Soil Health

Heartfulness Institute Inks MoU With The ‘4 Per 1000’ Initiative On Soil Health

The agreement aims to raise awareness and sensitize policy-making on soil health

New Delhi, Sep 27 (TNA) In yet another milestone partnership, Heartfulness Institute signs an MoU with Bioversity (which is a part of the Alliance of Bioversity International & CIAT) on behalf of the Executive Secretariat of the ‘4 Per 1000’ Initiative.

The objective of the MoU is to enhance cooperation between ‘4 PER 1000’ and Heartfulness and to identify areas of mutual interest with a view: a) to promote healthy soils as a solution for climate and food security b) knowing they are key to meet the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Convince the 3 Rio Conventions of the need to work on that important topic, c) Work together to raise the awareness of the public about healthy soils and demonstrate that soils are the basis of life and soil health is the foundation of sustainable food systems and food security, and for improving livelihoods and supporting economic development; d) work together to inform and sensitize policy makers, about the necessity to protect soils.

The MoU is also aimed at reciprocal participation in meetings organized by one of the Parties, preparation and publication of common documents of a scientific or general nature, promotion of the other Party’s work within the respective networks, creation of a scientific committee on which both organisations will be represented, project Development by supporting the development and implementation of numerous innovative projects on Soil Health (SH) and Soil Organic Carbon (SOC). This is besides exchanging experiences, facilitating state-holder exchange for evidence based transformative programs, developing conceptual frameworks for Soil Health, Soil Organic Carbon in Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) systems; and enable easy access to good practices for Soil Health (SH) to practitioners.

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