Special Issue "Increasing Resilience in Agricultural Systems"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Farming Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Valentin Picasso

Guest Editor
Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1575 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706, USA
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Designing food production systems that are stable and resilient in the face of changing climate while promoting farmer profitability, and delivering multiple ecosystem services is the greatest challenge in Agricultural Science. Stability and resilience express different dimensions of the performance of agroecosystem. Stability refers to system performance in the face of normal variability while resilience refers to system performance under significant perturbations or crises, like droughts or floods. Resilience, comprises two complementary features: the ability to withstand a crisis (resistance) and the ability to recover from it (recovery). This special issue of Agronomy seeks to explore how to increase stability and resilience at multiple agroecological levels, from crop cultivars, crop species combinations, cropping systems, and farming systems. We seek contributions that address some of the following questions: 1) Which traits or features of agricultural systems make them more stable or resilient? 2) Which management practices can increase stability or resilience? 3) What genetic, physiological, or ecological mechanisms can explain the stability or resilience performance?

Dr. Valentin Picasso
Guest Editor

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.


  • food production
  • climate change
  • stability and resilience
  • agricultural systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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