Special Issue "Innovative Methods and Technology for Resilience Agrifood Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 May 2023) | Viewed by 7247
Interests: remote sensing; agriculture engineering; hyperspectral imaging system; spectroscopy technology; smart farming; precision agriculture; machine learning; data science; agricultural informatics and instrumentation
Interests: sustainable food processing; non-destructive methods - hyperspectral imaging, acoustic sensing, machine learning; food extrusion; alternative ingredients/ protein; millet value-addition
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Interests: agricultural instrumentation; agricultural information technology; agricultural informatics; computational intelligence; precision agriculture
There is no doubt that the world’s growing population urgently needs to develop agricultural and farming techniques to increase productivity to achieve the goal of "Zero Hunger". By November 16, 2022, it is projected that the global population will reach 8 billion, and by 2050, it will increase to about 9.7 billion. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicted that worldwide food demand will rise by 50% by 2050. From now till the end of the 21st century, considering the SDG’s targets, substantial effort and innovation will be required to increase agricultural production and food processing sustainably. Consequently, the development and optimization of sustainable modern technologies are indispensable for changing the landscape of how agrifood production and processing are performed and enhancing the operating capabilities in the agriculture sector. Furthermore, there might be a need to revive traditional agricultural methods with advanced technological techniques that could lead to eco-friendly, sustainable, and efficient agrifood systems.
This Special Issue, “Innovative Methods and Technology for Resilience Agrifood Systems”, aims to cover the recent developments and the latest research in resilience farming systems, agricultural productions, and modern techniques in post-harvest food handling and processing, storage, and aggregation. We specifically target the development and application of novel and innovative technologies that provide insight into sustainable and smart agrifood systems. Contributions are expected to cover techniques such as advanced sensing systems, agricultural automation, and robotics, agrifood electronics, crop innovation technology, information and communication technology, data analytics, and computational intelligence. In addition, review papers providing critical overviews of state-of-the-art developments on smart agrifood systems research are welcomed. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Smart Farming;
- Precision Agriculture;
- Data-driven Agrifood Systems;
- Crop Innovation Technology;
- Smart Food Processing and Handling;
- Nondestructive methods for Agrifood Quality Assessment.
Dr. Alfadhl Alkhaled
Dr. Akinbode A. Adedeji
Dr. Samsuzana Abd Aziz
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- smart farming
- precision agriculture
- data-driven agrifood systems
- crop innovation technology
- smart food processing and handling
- nondestructive methods for agrifood quality assessment