Laurent jean-baptiste

Laurent jean-baptiste
Cirad - La recherche agronomique pour le développement | CIRAD · Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD)


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Pre-print open for comments until July 4, here : Thank you for your comments ! Abstract : Identifying the drivers of soil organic carbon (SOC) stock changes is of utmost importance to contribute to global challenges like climate change, land degradation, biodiversity loss or food...
DATA4C+ is a thesaurus classifying and defining land management practices in agriculture and forestry for soil carbon storage. DATA4C+ thesaurus is focussed on land management practices identified in the scientific literature as drivers of soil organic carbon (SOC) changes. DATA4C+ thesaurus aim was to fill the gap of lack of a comprehensive thesau...
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Because of its multiple co-benefits, soil organic carbon is at the crossroads of several Sustainable Development Goals, but also of the United Nations Conventions on Climate, Biodiversity and Desertification. Launched during COP 25 in Paris, the 4 for 1000 Initiative is one of the major initiatives of this international agenda that involves multi-s...
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DATA4C+ (2019-2021) is a research project funded by the French Research National Agency (ANR), coordinated by Cirad and implemented by the consortium Cirad-INRA-IRD. DATA4C+ aims meeting the growing need to assess the impact of agricultural practices on soil carbon. Stakes are high to reference data and meta-data in databases to have a global view....
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The Paris agreement calls for limiting global warming well below 2°C. In this context, the “4 per 1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate” was launched with a threefold objective: to contribute to the mitigation of and to the adaptation to climate change and to improve food security through soil organic carbon sequestration. One of the...
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There are huge needs and challenges in analyzing existing data on soil carbon sequestration to address the objectives of the 4 per 1000 Initiative. To tackle these challenges, the database DATA4C is currently under development with data from Cirad with a two-fold objective: centralizing existing data from Cirad on soil organic carbon (SOC) and gath...
This chapter presents a workflow for publishing maps online using the LizMap solution, using a land cover map over the region of Yilou as a case study. LizMap is a free open-source application that integrates a quantum geographic information system (QGIS) plugin and allows maps to easily be published online. The chapter proposes a general workflow...
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A number of decision support tools used in agriculture for the management of crops production are based on GIS or remote sensing data interfaced with agronomic models. One of their fundamental advantages is to take into account the geographic heterogeneity of the environmental growth conditions. The total available water capacity of the soil (TAWC)...


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The DATA4C + project is part of the open science (RDA) and soil carbon initiatives (4 per 1000 in particular). In order to meet the objectives of these initiatives, there is a great challenge to reference, in databases, not only the analyzes but also the associated metadata and to make databases interoperable. Based on this observation and the leading role played by CIRAD, INRA and IRD at national and international level on the topic of soil carbon, the DATA4C + project has the following objectives: (OS1) Define rules of good practice to describe the data in the soil carbon databases and provide them with consistent information; (OS2) Analyze the computer and legal barriers for interoperability between soil carbon databases and soil management modes in order to propose solutions for alleviating them; (OS3) Experiment with the implementation of methodological solutions formulated by the project in a French overseas department; (OS4) Exchange and disseminate internationally on the project. The results of DATA4C + are intended to be integrated into the practices and tools of CIRAD, INRA and IRD within the framework of their respective strategies relating to digital and open science. Beyond the soil carbon community, the semantics validated in the DATA4C + project will be published / disseminated and will be used by other scientific communities. In addition, solutions / options from the DATA4C + project may also be valid for other soil parameters and then support other teams. In addition, the availability of soil carbon data and metadata will eventually have very different targets: States, engineering offices ...
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Le projet international H2020 CIRCASA a pour objectif global de développer des synergies de recherche dans le domaine du carbone des sols au niveau de l'Union Européenne et au niveau mondial, en ciblant quatre objectifs: 1. renforcer la communauté internationale de recherche sur la séquestration du carbone dans les sols agricoles; 2. fournir une meilleure compréhension de la séquestration du carbone dans les sols agricoles, de son potentiel d'atténuation/adaptation et d'augmentation de la production alimentaire; 3. synthétiser les points de vue et les besoins de connaissances des parties prenantes sur la séquestration du carbone dans les sols agricoles et les changements climatiques; 4. favoriser une approche plus structurée, en préparant un Consortium International de Recherche.