NEUTRACA - Carbon footprint of the PROTEGE project and recommandations development for neutralization prospects

September 2022
August 2023
Project cost
44 800 €
Role in the project
Carbon expertise




Agriculture Organic Agriculture Agroecology Spatial Planning Biodiversity Climate Forest


Wood energy Coconut Vanilla

Main goals

The 4th Steering Committee of the PROTEGE project (May 2022) requested that the project carry out an assessment of the contributions of the project to the positive or negative impact factors of carbon emissions by category of activity according to the sectors covered by PROTEGE (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, food systems, wetlands, etc.). The objective is to identify the emission or sequestration of carbon in order to have recommendations for in setting interventions requested by the territories

Specific objectives

SO1. Carry out the project's carbon footprint (travel, impact of equipment installed and activities carried out in the field, etc.)
SO2. The carbon footprint should also include the project's contributions to carbon sequestration (conversion of agricultural land to agroforestry, increase of organic matter levels, diversification in aquaculture, restoration of watersheds, invasive alien species control, etc.)
SO3. Provide recommendations for intervention (with details of the funding required) so that the project can support/strengthen its support for actions contributing to moving towards carbon neutrality of the territories, from analysis of project activities

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Related people


Cédric Rabany

Holder of a Master of Science, "Agricultural Engineer and territories development" from the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture (ISARA Lyon), he brings his expertise in agro-food/agricultural sectors' analysis and development, strengthening of supplychain actors (producers, private/public actors, agro-food industries...), socio-economic analysis of agricultural chains and his great knowledge of companies in these markets

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Project officer / Forest & REDD + / France

Frédérique Montfort

Doctor of AgroParisTech in environmental sciences, she brings her expertise on the biodiversity component and on the degradation and restoration of forest landscapes. She joined N’Lab de Nitidæ in 2017 to carry out her thesis with the association, UR Forêts & Sociétés and UMR Tétis on the degradation and restoration of Miombo forest landscapes in Mozambique. She is currently conducting studies and technical support (capacity building, technology transfer) on various projects of the association

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Carbon and supply chain tasks officer / Agriculture & Market / France

Thomas Fabre

After graduating from a general business school (HEC Paris) and a master's degree in ecological philosophy, he specialised in environmental management at AgroParisTech. He worked for an econometric and statistical analysis company, as well as in a strategy consulting firm specialised in the Africa and Middle East. He has carried out missions concerning agricultural markets in sub-Saharan Africa and has conducted surveys in Tanzania on the development of mobile payments in an agricultural sector. He supports the research department on the traceability of cocoa in Cameroon and works on the carbon footprint of a company in the vanilla industry in Madagascar

Project Manager / France

Clovis Grinand

PhD in Functional Ecology and Agronomic Sciences (SupAgro, IRD and CIRAD) and specialized in Localized Information Systems for Spatial Planning (AgroParisTech), he is an expert in land use change monitoring using remote sensing, digital soil mapping and spatial modeling applied to forestry, agronomy and landscape ecology. He is the author of numerous international scientific publications.

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