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Special Issue "Land and Food Policy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2016).
Department of Geography, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S8, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Tel. +32 (0)9 264 46 95
Interests: land and food policies; land governance; food security; agrarian change; resilient agriculture; sustainable livelihood; vulnerability
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Special Issue in Sustainability: More Food or Better Distribution
Special Issue in Sustainability: Impacts of Land Tenure Systems on Land Use Sustainability
Land-use change could potentially interrupt progress toward a world without hunger. A robust and coherent global pattern is discernible from the impacts of land use change on crop productivity, which could have consequences on food security. The sustainability of food systems may be at risk under land-use changes. Nevertheless, potential impacts are more controllable in areas where the rights to land are realized and secured. On the contrary, it is likely that land-use changes exacerbate food insecurity where the law is complicated, fickle, or outdated, and decision-making processes are not transparent and civil society is poor. Likewise, it can be anticipated that food security will directly and indirectly be affected by good or weak land governance.
This Special Issue invites papers that address land and food policies and other relevant aspects. All types of scientific contributions including empirical studies and critical reviews are welcome for publication.
Dr. Hossein Azadi
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.
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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 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.
- Land use policy
- Land use change
- Land governance
- Sustainable land use management
- Food policy
- Food security
- Sustainable food production systems