Special Issue "Climate Change and Livestock: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2021).
Interests: animal welfare; organic farming; farm sustainability; veterinary epidemiology
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On behalf of the open-access journal Agriculture, I am pleased to announce a new Special Issue entitled “Climate Change and Livestock: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation”.
Global climate change is increasingly affecting agricultural and livestock production, with an overwhelmingly negative effect on animal health and welfare as well as the whole farm systems. The livestock sector must urgently work towards more efficient and sustainable productivity and meet higher standards of animal health and welfare. Agro-livestock sector practices should consider the need for continuous adaptation (resilience) to an ever-changing environment that offers solutions to buffer climate extremes, changing nutrient availability, seasonal forage availability, disease epidemiology, and other new challenges in an environment of heterogeneous conditions. This Special Issue aims to collect the most up-to-date scientific knowledge on the impact of climate change on animal agriculture, with a focus on the specificities of agricultural systems, adaptation strategies of livestock systems that can be implemented to reduce this impact, the impacts of mitigation strategies on animal welfare, as well as identifying opportunities to investigate new adaptation and mitigation strategies.
We invite you to contribute to this Issue by submitting comprehensive reviews, case studies, or research articles based on your expertise in this area.
Dr. Isabel Blanco-Penedo
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. Agriculture 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 1600 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.
- Global climate change
- Sustainable production
- Animal welfare
- Agricultural innovations
- Farm resilience
- Researching mitigation strategies