Special Issue "Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2017)
Prof. Elaine Wheaton
1. Department of Geography and Planning, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8, Canada
2. Emeritus Researcher, Saskatchewan Research Council, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2X8, Canada
Interests: climate change; agriculture; climate extremes; environmental science; sustainable development; climate impacts; adaptation; vulnerability
This Special Issue would cover topics related to climate change and its relationship with the sustainability of agriculture. Sustainability (and sustainable development) covers environmental, social and economic dimensions, and requires a multi-disciplinary approach in order to examine, explore and critically engage with issues and advances in these and related areas. There is a need to examine the three pillars of sustainability in the context of agriculture and its interplay with climate change. As we are aware, climate change is a certainty and it affects many economic sectors, including agriculture. It would affect production, such as crop and livestock, differently. Vast regional differences are expected for various parts of the world. Trade patterns may change, and the entire supply chains may require reorganization. Overall, the economic fortunes of producers in different parts of the world would be affected. These distributive effects could even threaten food security in certain parts of the world. Agricultural sustainability may be especially threatened by climate extremes, such as heat waves, droughts, and floods. However, not all changes induced by climate change would be negative; some may even be positive. Undoubtedly, there would be gainers and losers within a nation, as well as among countries. Gains and losses would also change with time, depending on the various climate thresholds reached, for example. Achieving sustainability would require changes in the way we manage agriculture. Therefore, equally important in this discourse is to find solutions to achieve sustainability in the wake of climate change, one of the major threats to sustainability. Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments and applications.
Prof. Dr. Suren N. Kulshreshtha
Prof. Elaine Wheaton
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- agricultural production
- agricultural sustainability
- climate change
- climate extremes
- climate variability
- threats to sustainability
- adaptation measures
- regional differences
- carbon dioxide effect
- green agriculture
- management for sustainability
- climate-smart agriculture
- food security