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Special Issue "Agriculture and COVID-19: Assessing the Footprint of the Pandemic on the Production and Consumption Patterns of Agricultural Products and Food"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Economics, Policies and Rural Management".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 June 2023 | Viewed by 6116
Special Issue Editor
Interests: optimisation of agricultural systems; decision support systems; food consumer behaviour
Special Issue Information
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a direct impact on several aspects of agricultural production and the consumption of primary products and foodstuff. Productivity levels have been changed around the globe, labour availability appears to be a major issue, the logistics of international trade are facing unprecedented challenges, and considerable changes in consumer behaviours and patterns have manifested. The externalities of the aforementioned deviations have had a direct and perhaps permanent impact on all critical points of agricultural value chains, transforming and reshaping production and trading contexts that had been dominant for decades. It is also worthwhile mentioning the significant impact of new technologies and the development of e-trade as a means for facing problems of reaching traditional food selling places that are related with curfews and barriers. Finally, the spatial dimension of production and consumption patterns is challenging food security, which is especially a high priority issue for developing countries.
This Special Issue is seeking submissions focused on agriculture and food under the prism of the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Agricultural productivity
- Optimisation of agricultural production modelling
- Precision farming
- Value chain analysis
- Decision support systems in agriculture
- Impact assessment of agricultural development for developed and developing countries
- Food consumer behaviour
- E-trade in agriculture and food purchasing patterns.
Dr. George Vlontzos
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2000 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.
- precision farming
- international trade
- consumer behaviour