Special Issue "Sustainable Agriculture"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2015).
Sustainability of agriculture is essential for the continued viability of communities, nations and the future of the world community of nations. The current world population exceeds 7 billion and is climbing; today there are close to 2 billion who are malnourished and thousands die daily from lack of food and related diseases. By the end of the next decade the world agricultural productivity will be impacted by serious water shortages. Resulting world crop losses could be as high as the current crop yield of the U.S.A. To meet current and future food and fiber needs, agriculture must involve the integration of economic viability providing a secure living for farming families, environmental stewardship to ensure that future generations can farm, and build and sustain rural communities. New innovations in agriculture and food production and preservation are needed. The loss of agricultural land to urbanization, industry and energy production must be reduced and ways need to be found to reduce the impact or to integrate these threats with new agricultural systems. Current approaches used in agriculture for production of crops and animals will need to be examined for efficiencies in use of water, energy and other natural resources.
Prof. Dr. Stephen J. Herbert
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- food production
- arable land
- crop production
- animal production
- urban agriculture