Special Issue "Coping with Water Scarcity in Agriculture"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: water management; water-food-energy nexus; water for food; transboundary cooperation
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Water scarcity is one of the fundamental challenges to sustainable development and has multiple implications for the sustainability of food and agricultural systems. It can be caused by physical, institutional, economic and infrastructure-related constraints and is linked to pressures emanating from population growth and mobility, socio-economic development, dietary changes, and climate change. The projected 50 percent increase in food demand by 2050 challenges agriculture to be a major part of the efforts to tackle water scarcity. Silo-type approaches that do not take into account intersectoral dependencies have proved to be sub-optimal at best and exacerbating in more typical cases. This Special Issue provides a “water lens” to the options available to policy makers, and lessons learned from tested solutions in agriculture sectors, including plant production, livestock, and aquaculture. The recognition of the issues by countries through SDG commitments and nationally determined contributions within the climate change context provides hope that the policy options will be adopted and the success stories will be upscaled. Selected papers from the 1st International Forum on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (Praia, Cabo Verde, 19-22 March 2019) will be considered for possible publication in the special issue.
Dr. Olcay Unver
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Resources is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Water scarcity
- sustainable agriculture
- food security
- climate change
- water-use efficiency