Special Issue "Soil Carbon Sequestration for Food Security, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: biogeochemistry; landuse changes; agroecosytems; grassland; climate change; sustainability; carbon storage; nutrient availability; stoichiometry; plant-soil system
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Interests: soil biogeochemistry; soil C sequestration; black carbon; biochar; soil biology; deep soil horizons; organic soil amendments; grassland management
The 4 per 1000 initiative was launched in 2015 as a global initiative to promote the adoption of economically viable and ecologically sound agricultural practices towards carbon sequestration and food security. Despite doubts in terms of feasibility and contribution to climate change mitigation, the soil remains at the heart of the political and socioeconomic debate.
In this Special Issue, we invite contributions dealing with sustainable agricultural practices and their effects on soil organic matter quantity and quality addressing the link between soil organic matter, climate change, and food security. We encourage submissions addressing the effect of practices on climate change adaptation of agricultural production. Moreover, we are interested in papers dealing with socioeconomic aspects and incentives favoring the transition of agricultural systems towards sustainability.
Dr. Abad Chabbi
Dr. Cornelia Rumpe
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. Agronomy 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.
- Soil carbon sequestration
- Soil organic matter
- Food security
- Climate change
- Sustainable agricultural practices