Special Issue "Agricultural Land Management to Meet Future Global Food Demand"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 November 2023 | Viewed by 14161
Interests: agricultural economics; environmental economics; performance analysis; climate change adaptation; risk analysis
Interests: agricultural and resources economics; productivity and efficiency; technological progress in agriculture; sustainable agriculture; poverty, inequality and sustainable livelihoods; international development
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Global agriculture in the 21st century is facing two competing challenges, which call for studying the nexus of land–food–climate. First, food production will need to substantially increase to meet the growing demand of a larger and wealthier population. Moreover, climate change, urbanization, and several other drivers are posing challenges to food production. Farmers can increase food production either by expanding land area or by raising existing agricultural land productivity. Given the limited cultivatable land, and high socio-economic and ecosystem costs of clearing more land for agriculture, the prospect of expanding agricultural land is almost non-existent. Therefore, it is vital to raise crop yields on existing farmlands through adopting sustainable land management practices. Several social, economic, demographic, and biophysical factors can affect the implementation of land management practices in different agricultural production systems. Consequently, the design and implementation of location-specific land management practices that can enhance crop yields while minimizing adverse environmental impacts are important and require further research and investigation.
As the current and potential climate scenarios are expected to adversely affect food security, it is, therefore, necessary to reconsider sustainable methods of farmland management for crop cultivation to meet future food demands. Therefore, in this Special Issue, we are interested in contributions that link agricultural land management practices to food production. This Special Issue also welcomes cases of unsustainable land management practices which can provide good lessons. Since the journal Land is a key platform for the readers and contributors concerning this topic, we believe that Land is the most suitable platform for our Special Issue, “Agricultural Land Management to Meet Future Global Food Demand”. We invite conceptual works and original research, review, and synthesis papers that address research issues including, but not limited to, the following:
- Sustainable intensification of agricultural land;
- Modeling agricultural systems and food production;
- Design and implementation of land management practices;
- Economic analysis of agricultural interventions;
- Adoption and diffusion of agricultural technologies;
- Agricultural adaptation and mitigation of climate change and variability;
- Environmental benefits of land management practices.
Dr. Uttam Khanal
Prof. Dr. Sanzidur Rahman
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- sustainable land management
- food security
- agricultural intensification
- crop diversification
- agricultural adaptations to climate change