Special Issue "Climate and Agriculture—International Conference on Technological Advances in Climate-Smart Agriculture and Sustainability"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017) | Viewed by 632

Special Issue Editors

NOAA-CESSRST, The City College of New York, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA
Interests: remote sensing; snow and soil moisture; flood; drought
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1. Department of Civil Engineering and NOAA-CESSRST, City College of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA
2. Earth and Environmental Sciences, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, NY 10017, USA
Interests: climate change; water resources planning; groundwater; land-atmosphere interaction; sustainable agriculture; urban ecological design; carbon cycle monitoring; renewable energy resource assessment; probabilistic forecasting; data assimilation; model uncertainty assessment
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Dr. Ajay K. Jha
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Guest Editor
Departments of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Interests: agribusiness management; demonstration and technology transfer; international agriculture and water resource management; limited water agroecosystem; sustainable local food system
Prof. Dr. Milind L. Waikar
Guest Editor
Department of Civil and Water Management Engineering, Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering & Technology, Nanded (MS) 431606, India
Interests: water resources systems; irrigation water management; rs gis applications for integrated natural resource management; hydrological modeling; wetland studies; water quality modeling
Prof. Dr. Gopala K. G. Krishnamacharyulu
Guest Editor
School of Earth Sciences, SRTM University, Nanded, India
Interests: geophysics, gravity and magnetic methods, modeling and inversion; water resource management; environmental issues-statistical analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change is a serious environmental, social and economic global challenge. Climate change impacts, such as variations in temperature, intense floods, and alarming droughts, have become frequent. The impacts are more concerned in south Asia due to varied geological, geomorphological, meteorological, sociological and cultural aspects. There is an ardent need to plan and adopt strategies to mitigate the impacts on natural system for well-being of the ever-growing population. Climate-smart agriculture seeks to achieve short-term and long-term agricultural development priorities by resorting to climate resilient practices using Technological advances. This necessitates elaborate discussions on the issues concerned and to arrive at plausible solutions.

This Special Issue welcomes innovative approaches to support human development and resilience (including health, nutrition, and equity) and the maintenance of biological diversity and ecosystem services. Of interest are original investigations of climate science, mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, as well as integrations of science, policy, and action for broad-based, sustainable improvements in living standards.

Potential topics include: Global and regional causes and impacts of climate change affecting the developing world; interaction of climate, biodiversity, land use, and socioeconomic organization; improvements in weather, climate, and hazard forecasting, including monsoon prediction and decision support systems; providing climate services and disseminating climate information to stakeholders; water resource management, including modeling, impact assessment, governance, sustainable irrigation, mitigating water-related health risks and disasters; agriculture and livestock modeling, impact assessment, vulnerability analysis, strategies for resilience; climate and health; climate and gender; climate resilience for disempowered and marginalized people and groups.

Dr. Tarendra Lakhankar
Dr. Nir Y. Krakauer
Dr. Ajay K. Jha
Prof. Dr. Milind L. Waikar
Prof. Dr. Gopala K. G. Krishnamacharyulu
Guest Editors

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agriculture is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 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.


  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Drought/Flood
  • Irrigation
  • Food-Water-Energy Nexus
  • Pest Management
  • Organic farming
  • Agro technology

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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