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Special Issue "Sustainability via Biodiverse Agri-Food Value Chains"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Food".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2023 | Viewed by 126

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Konstadinos Mattas
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Department of Agricultural Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: agricultural policy; food policy; sustainability; rural development
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Dr. George Baourakis
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Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, 73100 Chania, Greece
Interests: food marketing; supply food chain analysis; management
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Dr. Stefanos A. Nastis
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Department of Agricultural Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: agricultural economics; health and environmental economics; sustainable development
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue comprises a selection of papers from the 182nd EAAE Seminar on “Sustainability via biodiverse agri-food value chains”, 14–15 September 2022, Chania, Greece.

In a rapidly changing environment where wildfires, desertification and floods, disease outbreaks, increasing trade costs, and food insecurity prevail, new strategies and policies are needed to face these pressing issues. Consequently, policy makers, international organizations, and governmental or non-state institutions around the globe are striving to address this imminent threat of environmental degradation, economic downturn, and social unrest through a series of policy tools, strategies, and initiatives.

The European Green Deal aspires to tackle these challenges by adopting policies that promote biodiversity, sustainable production, and efficient distribution. However, biodiversity conservation not only relates to natural habitat protection but also to crop and livestock diversification, nutritional and dietary habits, water and energy savings, and economic resilience against unexpected risks such as the COVID-19 pandemic, lack of resources, and political instability.

Thus, the Farm-to-Fork Strategy aims to reduce these risks and to make food systems fair, healthy, and environmentally friendly by 2030. In addition, technological progress allows for the improved management of the economic, social, and environmental aspects of biodiversity by utilizing resources efficiently, creating new products and services, and securing social inclusion in a timely and low-cost manner.

Therefore, both empirical and methodological research papers are equally welcome.

Prof. Dr. Konstadinos Mattas
Dr. George Baourakis
Dr. Stefanos A. Nastis
Guest Editors

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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2000 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.

Keywords

  • biodiversity and sustainable production
  • farmers’ perception of biodiversity
  • role of trade and supply chains
  • climate change and biodiversity
  • biodiversity and agricultural intensification
  • water–energy–food nexus and biodiversity conservation
  • policy tools to assess biodiversity enhancement
  • Industry 4.0 and biodiversity
  • impact of biodiversity on consumer preferences
  • health, dietary choices, and diverse food consumption
  • youth behavior towards food biodiversity
  • biodiversity and economic growth

Published Papers

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