Special Issue "Sustainable Agriculture: Theories, Methods, Practices and Policies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 June 2023) | Viewed by 23745
Interests: ecosystem services; ecological compensation; agricultural heritage; sustainable livelihoods
Interests: ecological mechanisms; ecological function; food safety; agricultural heritage
The progress of science and technology and intensive land use have promoted the rapid development of modern agriculture. In the meantime, however, modern agriculture has caused global ecological and environmental problems due to the consumption of a large amount of resources and energy. To meet these challenges of modern agriculture, we must rethink the theories, policies, models, and technologies of modern agricultural development. This rethink includes new concepts and methods of agriculture, e.g., organic agriculture, compound agriculture, circular agriculture, and ecological agriculture. There is a growing awareness that the development of sustainable agriculture should not only increase yield to meet people's demands for food security but should also improve product quality and promote the multi-functionality of the agricultural ecosystem. Although research on and practices of sustainable agriculture have achieved remarkable results over the past 40 years, the development of the social economy and the current challenges of world agriculture necessitate further research to improve the future of agriculture. Summarizing our experiences and lessons, analyzing the existing problems, and thinking about the future of development will lead innovations in the theory and method (and promote the practice and policy) of sustainable agriculture.
This Special Issue focuses on theories, methods, policies, and practices that can contribute to sustainable agricultural development, including lessons learned and approaches to innovation. Interdisciplinary quality studies are highly welcome. The fields relevant to this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, agriculture, management, economics, ecology, environmental science, engineering design, calculations, and modeling. Both original research articles and reviews are acceptable.
Dr. Moucheng Liu
Prof. Dr. Xin Chen
Prof. Dr. Yuanmei Jiao
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- ecological agriculture
- agricultural heritage
- food safety
- sustainable livelihoods
- ecosystem functions and services
- ecological compensation
- landscape ecology
- community development