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Special Issue "Methodologies and Applications to Assess the Nexus between Agriculture, Environment and Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019.
Dr. Pier Paolo Miglietta E-Mail
Department of Economics and Management, University of Salento, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: agri-food; water; environment; footprints
Dr. Domenico Morrone E-Mail
Department of Management, LUM University, 70010 Casamassima, Italy
Interests: sustainability; green marketing; agri-food; energy
Dr. Pierluigi Toma E-Mail
Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
Interests: efficiency; productivity; quantitative methods; econometrics; operational research
The fields of nutrition, public health and sustainable agriculture have historically developed as distinct, non-overlapping disciplines. However, it is increasingly clear that public health dietary guidelines around diet cannot be met without a simultaneous focus on sustainable agriculture and food production.
Agricultural sustainability is essential for the continued viability of communities and territories. New innovations in agri-food production and land preservation are needed. Current approaches used for crop production, breeding, fisheries or silviculture need to be examined in the light of natural resource availability.
There is an urgent need for modifications in the primary sector firm management, so as to adapt to the changing socio-economic and climatic conditions, and to improve efficiency, productivity, and security. The aim, intended as a societal challenge, is to find a balance between the economic and managerial practices and the environmental, social and health needs.
This Special Issue seeks to demonstrate the important role that quantitative approaches can play for measuring sustainability. It is intended to propose strategies for approaching public health nutritional goals and thus enhance our ability to develop sustainable primary and food systems from environmental, economic and social perspectives.
Dr. Pier Paolo Miglietta
Dr. Domenico Morrone
Dr. Pierluigi Toma
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- Primary sector sustainability assessment and management
- Life cycle assessment
- Footprint assessment
- Resource use efficiency
- Agricultural productivity
- Agricultural economics
- Agri-food quality
- Agricultural sustainable policy
- Environmental research
- Water-food-energy nexus
- Quantitative tools
- Operations management
- Food and drink environments
- Nutritional quality
- Food safety
- Agriculture and health: production linkage