• Effective investment in soil restoration will promote and safeguard the delivery of ecosystem services that are key to poverty alleviation.
  • Soil carbon is a universal indicator of soil quality and ecosystem health.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa is a global hotspot of soil degradation.
  • The Millenium Development Goals cannot be addressed without tackling ecosystem services provided by soils.
  • Soils are the primary resource on which most of the world's poorest people depend for their livelihoods.

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Alternative Carbon Investments in Ecosystems for Poverty Alleviation

The James Hutton Institute

Craigiebuckler Aberdeen AB15 8QH

Invergowrie Dundee DD2 5DA