COVER CROPS: ACTORS IN CARBON SEQUESTRATION
The choice of cover crops plays a major role in this quest for carbon neutrality. The right cover crop acts effectively and simultaneously by sequestering carbon in the soil and avoiding greenhouse gas emissions (N2O and CO2) by returning fertilising elements. Today, tools available to farmers estimate the contribution of cover crops to soil fertility and climate impact. Lidea proposes solutions for intermediate crops to store carbon in agricultural soils to allow farmers to access payments generated by the sale of carbon credits on voluntary markets and to achieve significant savings in nitrogen fertilization.
EURALIS is an Agricultural
and agrifood cooperative
Established in 1936, the Euralis cooperative innovates, showcases and processes farmers’ products in Southwest France. It maintains a collective, dynamic approach, which forms an essential part of its DNA: the Euralis management board is made up of 24 member farmers who set out and share the Group’s strategic vision. Euralis also contributes to the development of rural areas in line with consumer demands. Rooted in Southwest France, the cooperative has branches in 17 countries with 5,000 employees.