Special Issue "Sustainable Food and Energy Plant Production"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Zdzisława Romanowska-Duda
Guest Editor
Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, Banacha St. 12/16, 90-237 Lodz, Poland
Interests: sustainable plant production; environment protection; circular plant production; waste as fertilizers; macrophytes; algae
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

One of the greatest problems in the world economy is increasing food and energy consumption, which in the face of insufficient conditions of changing climate and the need to limit the use of fossil fuels forces the development of new, high-performance technologies of sustainable production of plants convertible into food and energy. For this reason, research is necessary to select plants with high potential yield and to develop their production technologies, which will be friendly to environment. This applies to the production of arable plants, algae, and aquatic plants whose biomass can be an effective source in the food and energy industry. In the face of increasing environmental pollution, it is necessary to develop new guidelines for the sustainable and economic production of these plants and obtain food and energy from them in a closed system, using the resulting waste in the next cultivation cycle as an alternative to artificial fertilizers and chemical media.

This Special Issue aims to contribute to the realization of sustainable production in the closed cycle of food and energy plants, algae, and macrophytes by increasing scientific and multidisciplinary knowledge and implementing it into practice to improve the efficiency of the food and energy economy and to protect the environment against global pollution. Therefore, we invite articles on innovative methods of sustainable and friendly to environment production of plants convertible into food and energy.

Dr. Zdzisława Romanowska-Duda
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.


  • closed cycle of food and energy production
  • sustainable biomass production
  • algae
  • water macrophytes
  • waste as fertilizers
  • environment protection
  • energy crops

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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