Agriculture and Agri-food

18 December 2019

The agriculture industry and more generally the agri-food sector is responsible for about a quarter of the global greenhouse gas emissions (J. Poor and T. Nemecek, 2018). Beyond these overwhelming numbers, this industry is facing many new challenges that will intensify throughout the years and strongly impact our ability to produce and distribute food:

  •  Growing soil infertility and intensification of deforestation activities;
  • An increasing part of the world’s population suffers from malnutrition while another part is victim of diseases linked to overeating, contributing to important food waste;
  • Due to its high dependency on fossil fuels during the different levels of the food chain (agri-food processing, logistic, distribution, services), the agri-food sector also needs to pay attention to industrial obstacles.

The world’s population is growing rapidly, which raises the following question: how can we feed sustainably everybody while at the same time limiting the agri-food sector’s impact on climate change?

Carbone 4’s role is to guide the different actors of this sector in tackling these challenges, by helping them understand and answer different questions:

  • What is the carbon impact of my company and the energy dependency of my value chaîne, upstream and downstream?
  • In which direction are going to evolve the market and the various activities of my sector in a +2°C world? And in a 5/6/7°C world?
  • What are the levers of actions and tools available for this sector to enhance carbon sequestration within my agricultural practices and limit greenhouse gas emissions?

Armed with a strong experience in this field, Carbone 4 offers services to different actors of the agriculture and agri-food sector:

  •  Forestry
  • Agriculture (animal and crop production), aquaculture
  • Supply chain, packaging, processing
  • Distribution
  • Services
  • Reuse of organic matter
  • Funding for theses activities