Special Issue "Latest Advances for Smart and Sustainable Agriculture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2021).
Interests: networks; energy-efficient devices; IoT; pollution and environmental issues
Interests: communication; security; machine learning; environmental issues
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Interests: the adaptation of human activities to climatic change, especially agriculture; sustainable community development; rural development; land use planning; strategic management/planning of development including agriculture; community participation; the dynamics and planning of urban agriculture; including pioneer work on adaptation behavior under stressful conditions; sustainable transport policies
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The agricultural sector has always been a major user of water and fossil fuels, thus emitting a considerable amount of greenhouse gases. It was with the purpose of solving this problem in a sustainable way that the concept of smart agriculture was proposed. This essentially aims to achieve three major objectives that are closely linked: 1) ensuring and improving food security through agricultural production; 2) promoting the resilience of agriculture by adapting to climatic conditions; 3) reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the principle of mitigation.
This concept must be put into practice in different ways, depending on the development of the agricultural techniques used and the specific realities of each country. Developing countries must demonstrate innovation in the technical and energy fields in order to better reconcile their adaptation and mitigation capacities. In developed countries, the innovations available should enable the development of more qualitative than quantitative agriculture.
The objective of this Special Issue is to present the latest advances in smart and sustainable agriculture, in particular in terms of new information and telecommunications technologies.
Dr. Selma Boumerdassi
Prof. Dr. Eric Renault
Prof. Dr. Christopher Robin Bryant
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 papers will be 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 1600 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.
- Data processing for smart agriculture
- Standards and norms
- Security and privacy
- Machine learning and big data
- Application for smart agriculture
- Autonomous systems
- Image processing
- Testbeds and platforms
- Robotics and energy efficient devices
- Renewable-energy based devices
- Low-cost solutions for wide-area exploitations and developing countries
- Smart agriculture and urban farming
- Smart irrigation
- Application to small-size and large-size exploitations
- Application of ancestral farming to smart agriculture
- Waste management for agriculture 2.0
- Census of regional ancestral farming