Special Issue "Consumption and Production Patterns for Agricultural Sustainable Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: consumer behavior; farm and supply chain management; green economy; sustainable food productions
In order to increase their productions and incomes many producers, over the last decades, have over-exploited the agricultural ecosystems, reducing or degrading their environmental sustainability and, in some cases, witnessing rural exodus phenomena. However, nowadays over 820 million people in the world are hungry, while a third of all food produced is lost or wasted, highlighting how different production and consumption approaches are needed.
In this context, the 2030 FAO Agenda for Sustainable Development aims at feeding the world population by ensuring the development of sustainable food production systems and encouraging the consumers towards a responsible consumption. According to the Agenda, in fact, the sustainable cropping systems on the one hand have to increase productivity and production, but on the other one should reduce the negative social and environmental impacts, thanks also to a sustainable change in consumers’ choices.
Therefore, this Special Issue is open for latest research findings dealing with (at least one of) the three dimensions of agricultural sustainable development: the environmental, social and economic. In particular are invited submissions on the following topics: (1) the adoption of sustainable production patterns in agriculture sector; (2) the study of consumers’ behaviour towards sustainable food products.
Dr. Riccardo Testa
Manuscript Submission Information
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- circular economy
- consumer behavior
- greenhouse gases reductions
- sustainable crop productions
- sustainable supply chain
- water, soil and nutrient management