Special Issue "Advanced Agronomy with Impact for Food Security"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2016).
Interests: cropping systems; ecological assessment; intensified crop management; plant physiology; water physiology; carbon footprint
Interests: agricultural policy; arable farming; biodiversity; crop husbandry; crop production; plant production systems; seed production; agrobiodiversity; crop growth models; crop physiology; virtual plants; ecological modeling; photosynthesis; potatoes
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Global demand for food is projected to double by 2050. This is driven by the ever-growing demands of the world population’s need for fiber and energy. Yet, the land areas on the Earth that are suitable for farming are limited. It has been a real challenge to meet these demands, especially in populated regions and countries. Clearly, the way forward is to increase grain production on the existing farmland in a sustainable manner.
To meet the challenge, many advanced agronomic strategies and practices have been developed in recent years, such as the adoption of sustainable intensification of agricultural systems; the application of systems-design technologies in crop production; the improvement of resource-use efficiencies (i.e., land, water, nutrients, labor, and financial investment); the enhancement of profitability with reduced risk; and the minimization of potential negative impacts on the environment and communities.
This Special Issue is intended to provide opportunity for international scholars who are interested in publishing their latest scientific research in a timely manner on the subject of “Advanced Agronomy with Impact for Food Security”. The Special Issue will focus on research topics in agronomy that are specifically linked with the issue of food security. Research articles or reviews reporting novel scientific findings concerning the improvement of farming systems, the increase of crop yields, the improvement of land utilization rate, the improvement of water and nutrient use efficiencies, the reduction of input cost, and the enhancement of environmental and ecological sustainability are most welcome. In addition, topics concerning policy design, incentives, and investment, as well as novel approaches for increasing food security in the value/supply chains, so as to help secure positive change within food security, are also welcomed.
Professor Yantai Gan
Prof. Dr. Paul C. Struik
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.
- intensified cropping systems
- food security
- drought stress; deficit irrigation; water use efficiency
- nitrogen use efficiency
- carbon footprint
- ecological assessment
- environmental sustainability