This seminar organized on October 18, 2017 at the INRA Val de Loire (Orléans site – Ardon, Dominique King room), was an opportunity to present the results obtained in these two projects recently completed and to make a point, via the stakeholder conferences on the interactions between agriculture and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The SOLGES project was a project supported by ADEME, associating INRA (UR SOLS and InfoSol), Terres Inovia and Arvalis. The PUIGES project is a project supported by the Centre – Val de Loire Region, associating INRA (UR SOLS and AgroEcologie Dijon), the University of Orléans (Orléans Economics Laboratory) and the agricultural cooperative AgroPithiviers. The SOLGES and PUIGES projects have demonstrated that it is possible to manage in situ the biological function that reduces nitrous oxide N2O (a greenhouse gas) to nitrous nitrogen N2 or a mild liming of acidic soils or by growing legumes in symbiosis with natural microorganisms, capable of reducing nitrous oxide N2O.
All of these results offer prospects for reducing N2O emissions from agricultural soils without affecting agricultural production. This day organized by Catherine HENAULT, Director of the UR SOLS at INRA (Ardon), head of the PESAa platform of the PIVOTS program and coordinator of the MIDI network, made it possible to meet more than fifty people from the world of research, agricultural professions, companies and teaching.
9:15 Presentation of the GHG inventory of France (A. Durand, Citepa)
9:45 Mitigation of GHG emissions by Agriculture (Sylvain Pellerin, Inra)
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Return of SOLGES
13:30 Legumes in French farming systems (A. Schneider, Terres Inovia)
14:00 Economic Aspects of Legumes (Under Construction)
14:30 Return of PUIGES
16:30 General Discussions
17:00 – 17:15 Conclusions (T. Eglin, ADEAME)