Special Issue "Sustainable Agricultural Diversity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: agricultural economics; economic development and growth; economic theory; environment and resource economics; industry economics and industrial organization; microeconomic theory; wildlife conservation
Contributions that deal with any relevant aspect of sustainable agricultural diversity are welcome. These can take into account its ecological (environmental), economic, or social dimensions, or sustainable development generally. The sustainability of different forms of agricultural systems and their diversity can be examined, e.g., agroforestry, mixed cropping, integrated livestock, and cropping systems. Studies may discuss agricultural diversity at different scales (geographical levels), e.g., in the field, or the farm, locally, nationally, or globally. Crop rotations and time-related diversity can also be considered. Articles are welcome that pay attention to historical changes (trends) in agricultural diversity; the reasons for these (e.g., technical change, the extension of market systems); and their sustainability consequences, including their effects on biodiversity conservation. Climate change and its impact on agricultural diversity at micro and macro levels, adaptation, and mitigation is an important area of interest. Interdependence between climate change and alterations in agricultural diversity is another topic of interest. Public policies that promote or retard the sustainability of agricultural diversity are relevant, as are the implications of R&D programs for agricultural diversity. Because agricultural and non-agricultural systems are interdependent, this can be taken into account. The range of suitable contributions is wide. Contributions can be based, among other things, on case studies, experiments, and other forms of empirical evidence, or involve the application of theoretical concepts.
Prof. Dr. Clement Tisdell
Dr. Mohammad Alauddin
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- Agricultural diversification;
- Economics of agricultural diversity;
- Agricultural intensification;
- Agricultural biodiversity;
- Agricultural diversity and ecological sustainability;
- Agricultural diversity and economic sustainability;
- Agricultural diversity and social sustainability;
- Agricultural diversity and sustainable development;
- Trends in agricultural diversity;
- Climate change and the sustainability of agricultural diversity;
- Climate change, adaptation, and mitigation and agricultural diversity;
- Public policies and the sustainability of agricultural diversity;
- R&D programs and the sustainability of agricultural diversity;
- New technologies and the sustainability of agricultural diversity;
- Markets and the preservation of agricultural diversity