Special Issue "Quantitative Methods for Environmental Assessment and Policy in Agriculture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017)
Mr. Pier Paolo Miglietta
University of Salento
Interests: footprints, agri-food, water, environment
The Special Issue is linked with the University of Salento post-lauream program in “Land Sustainability and Eco-Management”.
Sustainability of agriculture is essential for the continued viability of communities, territories and the future of the world community. New innovations in agri-food production and land preservation are needed. Current approaches used in agriculture for production of crops and animals will need to be examined to assess efficiencies in use of water, energy and other natural resources.
There is an urgent need for modifications in agricultural management practices, so as to adapt to these changing socio-economic and climate conditions, and to improve natural resource efficiency, productivity, and security. The challenge is to find a balance between individual natural resource management needs, which vary from field to field and farmer to farmer, and natural resource management as a collective activity of society.
This Special Issue seeks to demonstrate the important role that life cycle and footprinting approaches can play for measuring sustainability. It is intended to provide a forum for scientific progress on the importance of quantitative methods tools for agricultural policy-makers in obtaining measures of productive performance and natural resource use patterns.
Dr. Federica De Le
Manuscript Submission Information
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- sustainable farm production
- agricultural sustainability assessment and management
- life cycle sustainability assessment
- footprint assessment
- resource use efficiency
- agricultural economics
- agri-food quality
- agricultural landscape
- agricultural sustainable policy
- quantitative tools