Special Issue "Economic Strategies and Policy Suggestions of Agricultural Sustainable Food Production"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Economics, Policies and Rural Management".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2023) | Viewed by 13221
Interests: land sustainability; multifunctional agriculture; urban–rural linkages; common agricultural policy; green support; new delivery system; European agricultural model; income diversification in agriculture; small farms; food sustainability; food and culture; agri-food trade, import and export sophistication
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Special Issue in Land: Sustainability and Peri-Urban Agriculture II
Interests: agricultural water management; sustainable soil management; cropping systems; precision agriculture; irrigation; quantitative analysis; econometrics and impact assessment
Sustainability is increasingly becoming a keyword for viable agricultural activity and food production. According to Agenda 2030, agricultural and food products are highly influenced by the climate change, the increasing scarcity of natural resources and the changes in the availability and use of land. The combination of the intensification of productive systems, the overexploitation of natural resources and bad diet regimes calls for a redirection of the way primary activity and food production are approached.
A sustainable approach to agriculture, in a global governance context, can bring, among other things, to a general improvement of the eco-systems, to a reduction of food waste and natural resource depletion, to more equitable food access, and to social and economic justice. Applying the principles of sustainability to agriculture and food production means to take into consideration, simultaneously, the three main dimensions of sustainability: economic (in terms of fair incomes to farmers and other actors of the supply chain), social (in terms of access to food for consumers, livelihood of rural areas and proper labor conditions for workers), and environmental (in terms of reduced impact of the production process and a more efficient rise of natural resources).
This Special Issue is an occasion to investigate, discuss at a scientific level, and to disseminate in an international arena, the possible economic strategies and set of policies to implement sustainable agricultural systems and food products, in both the developed world and the developing areas of the world. We invite to submit scientific papers and surveys on these matters, encouraging multidisciplinary contributions and multidimensional approaches to sustainability.
Dr. Roberto Henke
Dr. Filiberto Altobelli
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- Agenda 2030
- EU green deal
- farm to fork strategy
- CAP reform
- sustainability indicators
- economic, social and environmental sustainability
- quality products
- food waste and security
- innovation in agriculture and digitalization
- agricultural services and public goods
- organic farming
- participative approaches
- income diversification
- soil and water management