Speaker

Jean-Luc ChotteDirector, Soil ScientistIRD - Institut de Recherche pour le développement

Jean-Luc Chotte is the Director and Soil Scientist for IRD, a French research organization on the European development research scene.  Jean-Luc participates in the “4‰ Initiative”, launched by France, that sets out to bring together all willing contributors in the public and private sectors (national governments, local and regional government, companies, trade organisations, NGOs, research facilities, and others) under the framework of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA). The aim of the Initiative is to demonstrate that agriculture, and agricultural soils in particular, can play a crucial role where food security and climate change are concerned.