Topic Editors

Dr. M. Ibrahim Khalil
School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, 04 Dublin, Ireland
UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science and UCD Earth Institute, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Reframing Strategies for a Low Carbon Future in Agricultural Systems

Abstract submission deadline
31 October 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
31 December 2024
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Dear Colleagues,

We are thrilled to invite you to contribute to this topic "Reframing Strategies for a Low Carbon Future in Agricultural Systems". As humanity confronts the escalating challenges of climate change and its profound impact on agricultural sustainability, this research area has emerged as a critical focal point for researchers and practitioners alike. By investigating innovative strategies to reduce the carbon footprint in agricultural systems, we aim to address the urgent need for sustainable solutions, emphasising a systems-based approach to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing carbon sequestration, and decreasing nutrient losses while safeguarding food security, environmental integrity, and ecosystem services.

The aim of this Topic aligns seamlessly with the scope of MDPI journals such as Climate, Land, Agronomy, Grasses, CropsHorticulturae and Plants, which seek to advance interdisciplinary research at the intersection of climate science, land use, and agricultural practices, considering fundamental and applied approaches. By exploring the nexus between carbon reduction strategies and agricultural systems (e.g., crops, livestock, agroforestry, mixed farming, and associated techniques, including decision support systems), in this Topic, we will provide insights that inform research progress and technological advancements whilst contributing to economically viable and sustainable land management practices as well as decision making and policy formulation.

We encourage submissions that explore a range of themes, such as those outlined on the website of the International Symposium on Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems (, referring particularly to ISCRAES 2024. This includes original research articles that deal with the fundamentals of biogeochemical processes and applied research investigating innovative farming techniques, reviews that analyse agri-environmental and climate policy frameworks, and case studies that showcase practical applications. We welcome diverse contributions that advance our understanding of this crucial topic mainly from Symposium participants.

Join us in this endeavour to catalyse meaningful change in agricultural practices and shape a more sustainable future for generations to come. Your contributions are invaluable in driving forward the discourse on a future of low-carbon agriculture and the increased resilience of agricultural systems, leading to carbon-neutral farms by 2050.

Dr. M. Ibrahim Khalil
Prof. Dr. Bruce Osborne
Topic Editors


  • agricultural systems
  • reframing strategies
  • low-carbon future
  • sustainable land management
  • climate change
  • environmental integrity
  • technological advancements
  • interdisciplinary research
  • food security
  • policy decisions

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
3.7 5.2 2011 15.8 Days CHF 2600 Submit
3.7 5.2 2013 19.7 Days CHF 1800 Submit
- - 2021 30.5 Days CHF 1000 Submit
- - 2022 15.0 days * CHF 1000 Submit
3.1 2.4 2015 14.7 Days CHF 2200 Submit
3.9 3.7 2012 14.8 Days CHF 2600 Submit
4.5 5.4 2012 15.3 Days CHF 2700 Submit

* Median value for all MDPI journals in the second half of 2023. is a multidiscipline platform providing preprint service that is dedicated to sharing your research from the start and empowering your research journey.

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