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Sustainability in Agriculture: Selected Papers from the 8th International Conference on Agriculture 2021 (AGRICO 2021)

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 3439

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Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8, Canada
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Dear Colleagues,

The 8th International Conference on Agriculture 2021 (AGRICO 2021) is organized by The South–South Aquaculture and Fisheries Cooperation (SSAFC) and the International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) with the theme “Future of Agriculture and Organic Agriculture towards Green Economy” in a virtual platform.

AGRICO 2021 is an innovative and informative International Conference reflecting the direction of Agriculture while offering a wide range of diversions to participants of all backgrounds. Leading academicians, university students, local and international industry experts, eminent researchers, scientists, policy makers, and other related professionals are welcome to share their knowledge and experiences in the field of agriculture.

This Special issue refers to the full papers received from AGRICO 2021, and it is covering certain disciplines of the field of agriculture, such as agricultural technology, agricultural biology, organic farming, agroecology, green house and horticulture, postharvest management, sustainable pant products, etc.

Prof. Dr. Ille C. Gebeshuber
Prof. Dr. Suren Kulshreshtha
Dr. Christopher Brewster
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Keywords

  • technology for agriculture
  • digital plant science innovations
  • robotics for agriculture
  • plant genomics
  • agricultural biotechnology
  • soilless and hydroponic culture and biosystems
  • organic farming
  • agroecology
  • crop modelling
  • crop cultivation practices in different environments
  • crop protection and management
  • green house and horticulture
  • water management in agriculture
  • climate change impacts
  • postharvest management
  • crop biodiversity
  • sustainable plant production system
  • plant ecosystem
  • sustainable plant management strategies
  • impact of COVID-19 on agriculture

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Agricultural Heritage: Contrasting National and International Programs in Brazil and Italy
by Raphael Ocelli Pinheiro, Luiza F. A. de Paula and Marco Giardino
Sustainability 2022, 14(11), 6401; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14116401 - 24 May 2022
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Abstract
Agricultural systems comprise an interdisciplinary field that studies the complex dimensions of agriculture. They should not be characterized only by their agricultural value, as they are part of several social, cultural, geological, and historical domains. We carried out quantitative and qualitative research to [...] Read more.
Agricultural systems comprise an interdisciplinary field that studies the complex dimensions of agriculture. They should not be characterized only by their agricultural value, as they are part of several social, cultural, geological, and historical domains. We carried out quantitative and qualitative research to present and compare the current state of agricultural heritage programs and their development in Brazil and Italy, contrasting with the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). To this end, the history and the extension of these programs and sites were recovered. Moreover, the agricultural landscape diversity, the development of the regions, research and outreach, along with the communities, entities and government bodies involved were identified. Through a combination and quality of technical assessment and communities’ description, the analyzed agricultural heritage programs prove to be an endless source of useful information to the definition of policies aimed at rural areas, in addition to serving as a monitoring tool for many issues regarding biocultural diversity in landscape. Moreover, it shows where there is room for improvement while the countries are committed to engaging in national policies and entities on the promotion of agricultural heritage programs as major steps for investing in the “greening” of agricultural policies at different levels. Full article
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