[EXTERN] Re: [EXTERN] Re: [Biochar] Creation of Task Forces to advance the implementation of the "4 per 1000" Strategic Plan #4per1000
Thanks, Ron, it is definitely good when more people knowledgeable on biochar are on board!
Von: Ronal Larson <rongretlarson@...>
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Thanks for the alert. I decided to apply. Everyone might be limited to two of 24 groups. Signing up took about 20 minutes. No guarantee of acceptance.
I listened last May to a 5-day North-American (more Canadian than US) 4p1000 webinar-type meeting. Last week the meeting summary was sent out - see; https://www.4p1000.org/sites/default/files/english/report_1st_meeting_4p1000_narm_03_sept_2020_-_english_1.pdf.
The word ‘biochar” appears 33 times - I think all related to comments - not presentations.
The last line of that report’s summary of the first day was by Paul Luu - the director of 4p1000, who said about biochar (p42) “ "It is important to evaluate it quickly. Farmers are very enthusiastic; scientists are more reluctant." P. Luu.
This surprises me a little - because most scientists I read (especially soil scientists) are “very enthusiastic’. As Luu moderated over the 5 days, I thought he was surprised about the many biochar comments - and was always very fair in dealing with biochar commenters.
4p1000 may sound like a small goal. It is not. This group could be a big help to promoting biochar.