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Special Issue "Perspectives in the Provision of Public Goods by Agriculture and Forestry"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Interests: agricultural policy evaluation; bioeconomy; water policy; environmental impact assessment and resource economics; evaluation of technical change and innovation in agriculture and food; farm investment behaviour; land markets; public goods in agriculture and forestry
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Interests: ecosystem services; agri-environmental policy instruments; agri-food marketing research; farmer behavior modelling
Interests: agriculture; ecosystem services; public goods; socio-economic benefits
Interests: agro-environmental policy; ecosystem services; biodiversity; participatory modelling
This Special Issue aims at collecting economic studies about the wide range of public goods (and bads) provided by agriculture and forestry. The focus is on valuation and on the design of policy-, market- and other coordination and governance mechanisms for a smart provision of public goods. Contributions are sought with a focus on emerging issues, such as:
- a) renewed interpretation of public goods and their understanding and conceptualization, especially in relation to new concerns such as climate change, ethical issues, etc., and with a view at the interface between economics and communication sciences;
- b) valuation of public goods and their provision, with special reference to new operational developments, empirical evidence about public goods values, innovative valuation methods and policy relevance of valuation exercises in a context of evidence-based policy making;
- c) evaluation of optimized policies and mechanisms for provision of public goods and the avoidance of public bads; most innovative mechanisms are especially targeted, such as results-based approaches, collective instruments, Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES), multi-actor solutions, competitive auction mechanisms, multi-actor approaches to green innovation, as well as connection with agriculture and food chain integration; this does not exclude new analyses of well-established instruments in changing climate and market contexts;
- d) institutional solutions for co-design and participatory approaches, including conceptual and procedural issues in stakeholder participation in co-design processes;
- e) links with spatial planning and management, regulatory contexts, as well as with innovative information sources.
Both theoretical and empirical studies are expected. Reference to practical policy problems and measures, such as components of the Common Agricultural Policy or of the Water Framework Directive in Europe (or analogous policy framework in other Worlds regions), is especially encouraged, as well as the study of the connection between policy instruments design and context variables, such as price variability, climate change, availability of new technologies, etc.
Prof. Davide Viaggi
Dr. Macario Rodríguez-Entrena
Dr. Lena Schaller
Dr. Stefano Targetti
Dr. Zavalloni Matteo
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 1700 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.
- Public goods
- agri-environmental schemes
- policy design
- (governance) mechanisms