Special Issue "Sustainable and Organic Livestock Farming System"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Interests: livestock farming systems; ecological footprint; ecosystem services; agroecology
Interests: livestock farming systems; dairy production and management; small scale farms; environmental sustainability
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The sustainability of livestock farming systems (LFS), in relation to global concern about climate change, human growth and demand of livestock products, the quality, synergies, and trade-offs of the services that agro-ecosystems managed for livestock provide to society, has become a fundamental issue for the public and scientific debate.
This Special Issue, therefore, addresses studies that advance frameworks, concepts, and applications related to the sustainability of livestock farming systems with a particular focus (but not only) on organic systems. In specific we encourage the submission of papers on the following specific topics: i) relationships between livestock farming systems and agroecosystems; ii) value chains able to improve the global sustainability of livestock farming systems; iii) ecosystem services and sustainability assessment of livestock farming systems. We particularly welcome papers based on multidisciplinary approaches and studies aiming to identify FAIR indicators for the definition of policies and strategies to improve the sustainability of livestock farming systems.
Prof. Dr. Enrico Sturaro
Prof. Dr. Stefano Bovolenta
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.
- Livestock farming systems
- Environmental footprint
- Ecosystem services
- Organic production