Special Issue "Policies for Sustainable Agricultural Productivity and Efficiency"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Boon Lee
Guest Editor
School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane 4001, Australia
Interests: productivity and efficiency analysis in transportation; higher education and agriculture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent times have witnessed an increased frequency and severity of droughts and floods, and increased agricultural and industrial greenhouse gas emissions. These outcomes pose a threat to agriculture production and food security, and the livelihoods of farmers in terms of food security and income. In addition to facing extreme weather and greenhouse gases, farmers have to practice sustainable farming methods to prevent soil degradation. In the face of these challenges, farmers therefore have to be efficient and productive in their farming practices while minimising their impact on ecosystems through sustainable practices. This Special Issue therefore seeks to gain new insights into agricultural efficiency and productivity, and the impact on the environment via sustainable practices with focus on policy implications. Papers selected for this Special Issue shall be subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results and applications.

Dr. Boon Lee
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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 1800 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.


  • productivity
  • efficiency
  • sustainability
  • food security
  • agriculture

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop