Special Issue "Using Our Agrobiodiversity: Plant-Based Solutions to Feed the World"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
The growing global demand for food, in combination with the fast-accelerating climatic change, pose a serious challenge to humankind, namely: how can we provide an increasing world population with an adequate, climatically reliable, and nutritious food supply? The argument being that this is best achieved through the utilization of biodiversity and the inclusion of marginal arable lands for agricultural production, while maintaining a broad gene pool to secure the potential for future plant production and supporting rural agricultural communities. We invite contributions on specific examples, lesser-known and underutilised crops, of how an emphasis on agricultural biodiversity can provide the basis for a nutritional, reliable, culinary, and sustainable food production, and analyse the advantages, limitations, and risks of an increased focus on agrobiodiversity. The main justification for choosing this topic of focus is based on the conclusion that the potential for approaches based on the preservation and development of existing agrobiodiversity has not been given sufficient attention in the current scientific and political debates concerning the best strategy to keep up with the rate of global population growth, the impact of climate change, and the increasing demand for food. An emphasis on agrobiodiversity will be the basis for the most appropriate strategies if the goal is to feed the entire world in the twenty-first century.
Prof. Dr. Marten Sørensen
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- underutilized species
- food production
- climate change
- marginal land