Special Issue "Biofuels, Food Security, and Accompanying Environmental Concerns"

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A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Terence J. Centner
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 313 Conner Hall, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-7509, USA
Website: http://www.caes.uga.edu/departments/agecon/personnel/faculty/centner/centner.html
E-Mail: tcentner@uga.edu
Phone: +1 706 542 0756
Fax: +1 706 542 0739
Interests: environmental regulation; environmental policy; agricultural regulation; law

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With governmental commitments to diversifying energy sources, raising crops for biofuels has been an important component of the agricultural production.  Various governmental laws and regulations have provided incentives to producers, processors, and buyers of biofuel.  These incentives have led producers to alter their production practices with corresponding effects on the resources and the environment.  More recently, advanced biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol have been differentiated so their production and use might receive further encouragement.  Due to a number of inherent limitations on first- and second-generation biofuels, increased attention is being given to the production of third-generation biofuels.

Governmental policies concerning biofuels are affecting food supplies, water resources, changes in land use, sustainability, ecosystem services, and the loss of rain forests.  Accompanying large scale production of biofuels are concerns about international agricultural commodity trade, climate change, and environmental quality.  This issue will examine the conditions wrought by biofuel production as it relates to food security, the environment, and trade.

Prof. Terence J. Centner
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • biofuels
  • ethanol
  • energy
  • land use
  • food security
  • environmental quality
  • climate change
  • trade

Published Papers (9 papers)

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Agriculture 2013, 3(1), 53-71; doi:10.3390/agriculture3010053
Received: 4 November 2012; in revised form: 19 January 2013 / Accepted: 22 January 2013 / Published: 4 February 2013
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Agriculture 2012, 2(4), 436-451; doi:10.3390/agriculture2040436
Received: 8 October 2012; in revised form: 5 November 2012 / Accepted: 10 December 2012 / Published: 17 December 2012
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Agriculture 2012, 2(4), 414-435; doi:10.3390/agriculture2040414
Received: 14 September 2012; in revised form: 12 November 2012 / Accepted: 19 November 2012 / Published: 11 December 2012
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Agriculture 2012, 2(4), 376-392; doi:10.3390/agriculture2040376
Received: 28 July 2012; in revised form: 22 November 2012 / Accepted: 29 November 2012 / Published: 4 December 2012
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Agriculture 2012, 2(4), 339-358; doi:10.3390/agriculture2040339
Received: 18 September 2012; in revised form: 25 October 2012 / Accepted: 26 October 2012 / Published: 6 November 2012
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Agriculture 2012, 2(4), 325-338; doi:10.3390/agriculture2040325
Received: 31 July 2012; in revised form: 26 September 2012 / Accepted: 29 September 2012 / Published: 19 October 2012
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Agriculture 2012, 2(4), 295-315; doi:10.3390/agriculture2040295
Received: 1 August 2012; in revised form: 10 September 2012 / Accepted: 18 September 2012 / Published: 16 October 2012
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Agriculture 2012, 2(3), 272-281; doi:10.3390/agriculture2030272
Received: 4 August 2012; in revised form: 10 September 2012 / Accepted: 18 September 2012 / Published: 24 September 2012
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Agriculture 2012, 2(3), 165-181; doi:10.3390/agriculture2030165
Received: 22 May 2012; in revised form: 4 July 2012 / Accepted: 6 July 2012 / Published: 10 July 2012
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