Special Issue "Climate Change and Global Food Security"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: international development; environmental sociology; industrial aquaculture; global agro-food system; climate change; food security; environmental sustainability
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This Special Issue invites papers that evaluate the complex nexus between climate change and food security in Asia and beyond. Feeding the planet puts a lot of stress on the environment. Farming already takes more than 40% of the dryland and half the world’s available freshwater. We may need to raise productivity by 70% by 2050. The simplest way to grow more food is to use more land, but it would come with a major environmental cost. Climate change, on the other hand, is putting a lot of strain on food productivity. Thus, the fundamental challenges we are facing today include how to grow more from less in a sustainable manner and how to optimize the entire food value chain from field to fork to reduce the carbon footprint, protect the environment, and support biological diversity, cause less water pollution and soil erosion, raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations, and contribute to the growth of the world economy. The global food system, on the other hand, also exacerbates the issue of climate change.
We are inviting theoretical, empirical, and review papers focusing on any region/country of the world that examine, among other things, the diverse initiatives on, the current state of, future prospects for, and mitigations and resilience with regard to climate change and food security. Topics include:
- Complex nexus between food security and climate change;
- Urban food security in the age of environmental vulnerability;
- Impacts of climate change on agri/aquaculture;
- Global food system and its impacts on climate change;
- Food production and carbon footprints;
- Commodity chain analysis on food and climate change;
- Towards a carbon-neutral food system.
Dr. Md Saidul Islam
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- Food security
- Climate change
- Carbon footprint
- Global agrifood system
- Industrial aquaculture
- Urban food security
- Global food commodity chain