Agricultural Economics of Climate-Smart Practices

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: 20 December 2024 | Viewed by 113

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College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX, USA
Interests: production economics; environmental economics; natural resource economics; climate change impacts on agriculture; international trade; bioeconomic modeling; health economics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Extreme weather events and climate variability have raised interest in practices that could be adopted to help address projected climate change. For agricultural lands, climate-smart practices have received increasing attention as avenues via which greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions may be reduced and soil organic matter content may be increased as a means of sequestering carbon. Practices such as conservation tillage, buffer strips, managed rotational grazing and judicious nutrient management, among others, have been proposed as practices that will reduce GHG emissions, and are consequently deemed climate-smart. While the agronomic and environmental impacts of these practices are largely undeniable, the farm-level economic implications are far from certain. This Special Issue covers the economics of climate-smart practices in a bid to provide an outlet for publications that will advance our knowledge of the economic implications of climate-smart practice implementation.

We welcome contributions that are purely economic analyses, as well as interdisciplinary studies within the scope of the economic implications of climate-smart or conservation practice implementation. Original works and reviews are both welcome, as long as they contribute significantly to our understanding of the economic underpinnings of agriculture and the related environmental and ecological issues, as outlined in the foregoing.

Dr. Edward Osei
Guest Editor

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  • climate-smart
  • carbon sequestration
  • carbon markets
  • conservation practices
  • climate change
  • economics
  • profits
  • soil organic matter

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