Special Issue "Solutions for Global Agricultural Sustainability and Food Security"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Food".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Oriana Gava
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Guest Editor
Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Rome, Italy
Interests: agricultural economics; agricultural policy; food policy; life cycle assessment; social network analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a broad overview of the available and innovative sustainable solutions for global agricultural sustainability and food security. Those solutions involve practices, systems, technologies, and approaches to food production and consumption that do not compromise the availability and quality of natural resources and healthy food for future generations. This is essential for human wellbeing, poverty reduction, and sustainable development and to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including eradication of hunger and poverty, clean water, sustainable land use, responsible production and consumption, mitigation of climate change, and sustainable life on land and water.

Evidence regarding the potential of available and innovative solutions for agricultural sustainability and food security is of utmost importance for decisions makers and policy makers, to allow the strategic planning of the required changes in the use of land, surface, and ground water, energy usage, and types of energy production to reduce the impacts of and on agricultural production. Ultimately, this would prevent conflicts in allocation of land, water, and energy among agricultural sectors, while ensuring the availability of food or sufficient food production and access to nutritious food to the global population.

This Special Issue calls for sound research studies, with no methodological restriction, which explore available and innovative solutions for agricultural sustainability and food security, discuss the pathways and challenges to their implementation and diffusion in different geographical and social contexts, identify the trade-offs between the different dimensions of sustainability, and analyze relevant policy and market instruments.

The Special Issue is open to transdisciplinary contributions from different disciplines, such as economics, management, sociology, statistics, agricultural and environmental science, and others.

Dr. Oriana Gava
Guest Editor

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. 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.


  • sustainable agricultural production
  • agroecology
  • agroforestry
  • climate-smart agriculture
  • healthy food
  • nutrition security
  • resource-efficient agriculture
  • global food security
  • rural poverty
  • agricultural policy
  • food policy
  • sustainable food consumption

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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