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Special Issue "Economics of Climate Smart Agriculture"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Sanzidur Rahman

Associate Professor (Reader) in International Development, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
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Interests: agricultural economics; productivity and efficiency; technological progress in agriculture; agriculture and energy interactions; sustainable agriculture; sustainable livelihoods; poverty and nutrition; international development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is an approach aimed at transforming and reorienting existing agricultural systems to support food security and development in a sustainable manner under a changing climate. CSA refers to agriculture that sustainably increases productivity, enhances adaptation and resilience, reduces GHGs or mitigate where possible, and enhances achievement of national food security and development. CSA helps to address a number of important challenges in developing countries, e.g., food security, malnutrition, poverty and interdependent relationship between climate change and agriculture. Nevertheless, widespread and upscaling of CSA will be possible if the approach is economically and socially viable

This Special Issue aimed at soliciting original contributions from academics, researchers, practitioners, NGOs and other stakeholders providing theoretical insights and/or empirical analysis focusing on economic and social viability of CSA that can provide valuable lessons for the future. The editor encourages submissions applying cross-disciplinary approaches and use of a variety of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies in social sciences. The scope of submission includes original research and review articles that address the issues raised above.

Dr. Sanzidur Rahman
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)
  • CSA technologies
  • Adoption of CSA technologies
  • Economics of CSA
  • Sustainability of CSA
  • CSA and food security
  • CSA and poverty/inequality
  • Gender roles in CSA
  • CSA and the rural economy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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