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GLASER, B. (2006): Prehistorically modified soils of central Amazonia- a model for sustainable agriculture in the twenty-first century. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 362, 187–196. URL [Accessed: 11.05.2010].

In this paper, it is argued that generating new terra preta sites (‘terra preta nova’) could be the basis for sustainable agriculture in the twenty-first century to produce food for billions of people, and could lead to attaining three Millennium Development Goals: (i) to combat desertification, (ii) to sequester atmospheric CO2 in the long term, and (iii) to maintain biodiversity hotspots such as tropical rainforests.