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Special Issue "Role of Agroecology in Archieving Sustainable Agriculture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016).
Interests: agroecology; sustainable agriculture; nutrient cycling; soil fertility and disease management; organic agriculture; sub-Saharan African smallholder agriculture
This Special Issue addresses the question, “What role does agroecology play in achieving sustainable agriculture?” Increasingly, terms like sustainable intensification, ecological intensification, and ecoagriculture are being used to describe conceptual approaches to achieving agricultural systems that are both sustainable and sufficiently productive to support a growing world population. Where does agroecology fit into this discussion? Does it represent a research discipline that offers ways of designing and managing sustainable agroecosystems building on ecological knowledge that can contribute to all these approaches? Alternatively, in some contexts, agroecology is seen as part of a social movement that promotes small-farmer based production systems, or as an underpinning of organic agriculture. This Special Issue will provide a range of viewpoints and examples of agroecology in action. We are particularly interested in representing perspectives from around the world, and that address the use of agroecological approaches at different scales of farm operations and that link farm management to landscape and watershed level processes and interactions.
Prof. Dr. Carol Shennan
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.
- Biodiversity and agriculture
- Socio-ecological systems
- Multifunctional landscapes
- Ecosystem services and agriculture
- Ecological pest and disease management
- Integrating cops and livestock
- Agroecosystem resilience
- Sustainability assessment