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Special Issue "Sustainable Circular Agricultural Food Production Systems"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Innovative Cropping Systems".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 1271
Special Issue Editors
Interests: agroforestry; agroecology; intercropping; sustainable agriculture
Interests: organic agriculture; agroclimatology; climate change and agriculture
Interests: soil health; soil degradation; soil relation to climate change
Special Issue Information
Circular agriculture was widely practiced in the pre-industrial era. However, with the appearance of intensive agriculture, it has been abandoned as an unprofitable practice. Intensive large-scale farming focused on maximizing profit over environmental protection has led to the soil degradation of agricultural land. Recently, the return to circular agriculture has been encouraged more and more to restore agricultural soils and reduce CO2 emissions as well as the overall ecological footprint of agriculture. Circular agriculture promotes sustainable agricultural production across every food production step, growing and harvesting crops, packaging and processing of food, and finally transport, marketing and consumption of the products. The most common practices of circular agriculture include mixed crop–livestock farming, organic farming, and agroforestry which aim to reduce CO2 emissions, use natural resources efficiently, and reduce inputs.
Research in circular agriculture promotes the development of new methods in agriculture supporting sustainable practices. Cutting-edge research in the development of such practices is necessary to assess the productivity and sustainability of such systems. The scope of the Special Issue will include original research papers and review papers addressing the issues raised above.
Dr. Vladimir Ivezić
Dr. Darija Bilandzija
Prof. Dr. Bal Ram Singh
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. Agronomy 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 2200 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.
- diversified cropping
- food safety
- mixed crop–livestock farming
- organic farming
- sustainable agriculture