Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 April 2024 | Viewed by 5366
Interests: life cycle assessment of bioenergy systems; bioeconomy; bio-energy efficiency; biofuel production; biogas technologies; biomethane; biomass
Agriculture plays a critical role in ensuring global food security, environmental sustainability, and economic development. With the ever-increasing global population and the challenges posed by climate change, it has become imperative to enhance agricultural practices and optimize land and farm management strategies. Agricultural biomass refers to the organic material derived from plants and animals that can be utilized for various purposes, such as food, feed, fiber, and energy production. It encompasses a wide range of materials, including crop residues, animal manure, dedicated energy crops, and forestry residues. The sustainable utilization and valorization of agricultural biomass has gained significant attention due to its potential to simultaneously address multiple challenges. Soil management is another crucial aspect of sustainable agriculture as healthy soils are vital for maintaining high-level crop productivity, nutrient cycling, water retention, and carbon sequestration. The farm energy balance refers to the efficient utilization of energy resources within agricultural systems. Optimizing energy use, minimizing energy losses, and exploring renewable energy options are essential for achieving sustainability in farm operations. Energy audits, energy-efficient technologies, and on-farm renewable energy generation can help farmers reduce their carbon footprint, lower production costs, and enhance energy security.
This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for researchers, scientists, academicians, and industry professionals to share their latest findings, methodologies, and innovative approaches related to agriculture, land management, and farm sustainability. We encourage original research articles, review papers, and case studies that address the challenges and opportunities in the aforementioned areas of interest.
- The optimization of agricultural biomass production and utilization;
- Novel approaches to soil management and conservation;
- Energy balance analysis and optimization at the farm level;
- The environmental impact assessment of agricultural systems;
- The life cycle assessment of agricultural practices;
- The economic viability of sustainable farming practices;
- The integration of precision agriculture technologies for improved resource management.
I look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Kęstutis Venslauskas
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- agricultural biomass
- soil management
- farm energy balance
- life cycle assessment
- techno-economic assessment