Enabling food security by verifying agricultural carbon

H. Kahiluoto*, P. Smith, D. Moran, J. E. Olesen

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Rewarding smallholders for sequestering carbon in agricultural land can improve food security while mitigating climate change. Verification of carbon offsets in food-insecure regions is possible and achievable through rigorously controlled monitoring
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-311
Number of pages3
JournalNature Climate Change
Issue number5
Early online date25 Apr 2014
Publication statusPublished - May 2014

Bibliographical note

J.E.O., P.S. and D.M. acknowledge support from the SmartSOIL EU FP7 project (grant number 289694), D.M. also from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network and H.K. from the SOILMAN (decision number 270106) and AlterCLIMA (decision number 127405) projects of the Academy of Finland.


  • soil organic-matter
  • climate-change
  • mitigation
  • sequestration
  • adaptation
  • management
  • impacts


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