Special Issue "Responding to Pressing Sustainability Issues through Agro-Food Policies"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Konstadinos Mattas
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Department of Agricultural Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: agricultural policy; food policy; sustainability; rural development
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Dr. George Baourakis
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Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece
Interests: food marketing; supply food chain analysis; management
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Dr. Stefanos A. Nastis
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Department of Agricultural Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: agricultural economics; health and environmental economics; sustainable development
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue comprises a selection of papers from the EAAE Seminar on Agro-Food Policy Modelling as an Effective and Expeditious Response to Today’s Urgent Issues, 9–10 September 2021, Chania, Greece.

In the present economic, political, societal and environmental landscape beset by the COVID-19 pandemic, the plethora of challenges and issues that have emerged and need an immediate and urgent response is more intense than ever. Policymakers, international organizations and governmental or non-state institutions around the globe are seeking effective and sustainable policies as they try to tackle severe issues that affect all aspects of the economy and agriculture, including the food sector. The urgent issues of climate change, obesity, food waste and sustainability are now at the epicenter of the political debate for a new and effective agricultural policy in Europe. Political developments such as trade negotiations, the post-Brexit economic landscape in Europe and global and regional political disruptions are integrated into the political agenda worldwide.

The seminar aims to bring together scholars and researchers that will exchange ideas, practices and research initiatives that cover all relevant current modeling developments to assist with policymaking decisions in agriculture and the agri-food industry in response to the urgent issues of the global economy and the subsequent prevailing societal and environmental conditions. In particular, the seminar aspires to create a forum to enhance modeling development for policy design, application and monitoring on a global scale. Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subjected to a rigorous peer-review process with the aim of a wide dissemination of valuable research results.

Prof. Dr. Konstadinos Mattas
Dr. George Baourakis
Dr. Stefanos A. Nastis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1900 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.

Keywords

  • Advances in agro-food policy modeling
  • Problem-solving modeling
  • Current policy-related sustainability issues
  • Agro-food chain sustainability
  • Climate change and agro-food system
  • Impact assessment
  • Societal and agro-food linkage

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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