Special Issue "Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: irrigation and drainage engineering; agricultural drought and water resources management; drought monitoring, mitigation, planning, and policy; risk and vulnerability management; remote sensing for drought monitoring and management; soil moisture and hydrologic/watershed modeling; - agrometeorology and climate teleconnections; crop simulation modeling and decision support tools to improve crop management
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Climate change is a significant and growing threat to food security, already affecting vulnerable populations in many developing countries and expected to affect an ever-increasing number of people across more areas in the future unless immediate action is taken. Therefore, adaptation strategies need to be developed and tested to compensate for the negative impact of climate change on cropping systems.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) defines food security as a ‘‘situation that exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life’’.
Climate change affects agriculture and food production in complex ways. It affects food production directly through changes in agroecological conditions and indirectly by affecting growth and distribution of incomes and, thus, demand for agricultural produce. Impacts have been quantified in numerous studies and under various sets of assumptions.
This Special Issue will focus on “Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security”. We welcome novel research, reviews and opinion pieces covering all related topics, including climate change and adaptation, mitigation, drought, evapotranspiration, crop water requirements, remote sensing, water use efficiency, soil moisture, crop yield gap and loss, management solutions, modeling, case-studies from the field, and policy positions.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Won-Ho Nam
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.
- Climate change and adaptation
- Drought Evapotranspiration
- Crop water requirements
- Crop modeling
- Remote sensing
- Food security
- Water use efficiency
- Soil moisture
- Crop yield gap and loss