Special Issue "Innovative Agricultural Systems to Address Climate Change and Enhance Sustainable Agriculture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.
Interests: agrometeorology; carbon management; climate change adaptation; sustainable agriculture
Interests: agrometeorology; climate-smart agriculture; farming systems; soil science
Today, the agriculture sector is facing a number of challenges, climate change being one of the most detrimental factors that deters the global initiatives for sustainable development. There is a dire need for the agricultural sector to undergo a significant transformation in order to enhance food security and sustainable agriculture. Climate variability, in terms of extreme weather events (drought and flooding), is threatening food and nutrition security, socio-economic development and sustainability of natural resources and ecosystems
Redesigning the existing agricultural production systems is crucial to (1) increase agricultural productivity; (2) protect the environment; (3) build up resilience and mitigate climate change effects; (4) strengthen livelihoods.
Adapting to climate change requires consolidated efforts of all stakeholders to ensure resilience of agricultural systems. Even though farmers are at the heart of the system, other key players, such as government departments, research institutions, academic institutions, private sector and non-governmental organizations, can each contribute towards building resilient agricultural production systems.
It is vital for the agricultural sector to also reduce greenhouse gas emissions so as to ensure that the efforts by many countries around the world to reach carbon neutral economy in the near future are successful.
This Special Issue invites scientific articles, review papers, concept notes, protocols and communications that address the sustainability of agricultural production. Manuscripts covering (but not limited to) the following key areas are welcomed:
- Improved agricultural systems for sustainable agriculture;
- Climate-smart agricultural practices;
- Agriculture and climate change mitigation;
- Early warning systems for agriculture;
- Agricultural adaptation strategies to climate change;
- Policy briefs and strategies for sustainable agriculture;
- Integrated crop–livestock production system.
Dr. Mokhele Moeletsi
Dr. Walter Mupangwa
Dr. Mehreteab Tesfai
Manuscript Submission Information
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- adaptation strategies
- climate change mitigation
- climate variability and agriculture
- sustainable agriculture