Special Issue "Climate Change and Food Insecurity"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: the adaptation of human activities to climatic change, especially agriculture; sustainable community development; rural development; land use planning; strategic management/planning of development including agriculture; community participation; the dynamics and planning of urban agriculture; including pioneer work on adaptation behavior under stressful conditions; sustainable transport policies
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Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Food Production and Urban Agriculture
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Special Issue in Agriculture: Latest Advances for Smart and Sustainable Agriculture
Special Issue in Sci: The Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Development and How Agriculture Can Adapt to Climate Change via Specific Forms of Agricultural Development?
Interests: impact of climate change on livestock systems; livestock adaptation and mitigation to climate change; environmental sustainability of livestock systems; animal welfare; food security
Interests: sustainable transport policies; adaptation to climate change in land transport; adaptation of cities to climate change; transport and town planning relationship; mobility; fight against traffic accidents; health geography; smart and green cities; pedestrian and bicycle mobility; new forms of governance
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Food Insecurity has rapidly become a major issue in many countries in the last 10 years. Food Insecurity has impacted many people in many contexts, such as Developing countries for example in many African states, but as well we can find significant food insecurity issues in many developed countries, sometimes in some of the rural territories located far from major cities but as well Food Insecure populations embedded in urban contexts within cities. Food Insecurity is linked to accessibility (costs and ease of access to healthy foodstuffs) and inevitably to neighborhoods in cities and rural territories where the populations are poor. Climate change can have major effects upon food production and can potentially reduce food production to the point where local populations are in danger of not having access to enough foodstuff at reasonable costs.This Special Issue is interested in a number of issues: how has climate change had major negative impacts on Food Insecurity either in urban neighborhoods or in rural agricultural territories. Furthermore, what are the ways in which this Food Insecurity created by climate change can be remedied, e.g. through modifications in the manner in which foodstuffs (crops as well as foodstuffs of animal origin) are produced, how social organizations can create conditions in which healthy foodstuffs can be made available to poor communities in cities or in rural territories by involving reasonably well-off populations contributing to lowering the prices of foodstuffs made available to poor populations. Many of the initiatives can be created by groups of citizens and by groups of farmers who wish to contribute to reducing Food Insecurity created by climate change and by other factors such as rising costs of foodstuffs to poor consumers.
Prof. Dr. Christopher R. Bryant
Prof. Dr. Andrea Vitali
Dr. Azzeddine Madani
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- food insecurity
- poor populations in rural territories
- poor neighborhoods in many cities
- climate change and its negative effects upon the volume of healthy foodstuffs available
- climate change and its potential to modify the production of accessible foodstuffs cost wise and simply from the perspective of the volume of healthy foodstuffs
- solutions to increasing the production of healthy foodstuffs despite climate change
- the roles of different actors such as farmers, urban gardeners, social organizations, governments of different types