Call for papers: Resource Conserving Agricultural Practices for Ecological Sustainability

Related GLP Member: P.C. Abhilash

Dear Colleagues,

Producing more food from finite and dwindling natural resources for an ever-increasing human population is a major sustainability challenge facing humanity in the 21st century. As a result, academic communities and policy makers across the world are looking for new avenues to sustainably produce more food to feed the rapidly growing human population while reducing pollution and resource wastage. However, the changing climatic condition is a growing impediment for sustainable food production as such changes not only result in reducing the availability of critical resources for food production but also the quality and quantity of agricultural produce. In this backdrop, the present Special Issue on “Resource-Conserving Agricultural Practices for Ecological Sustainability” aims to highlight the promising farm innovations, adaptive strategies, and efficient agronomic practices from diverse agroclimatic zones of the world for sustainable food production and resource conservation in agriculture. This will help in attaining global food, nutritional, and livelihood security and thereby meeting important United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 1, 2, 3, 13) and their set targets for the year 2030.

Dr. Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Dubey
Prof. Dr. Eric C. Brevik
Dr. Ing. Rahul Datta
Prof. Othmane Merah
Dr. Suresh Babu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 1400 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.


  • adaptive agronomic practices
  • agrobiodiversity
  • agroforestry
  • climate-resilient agriculture
  • crop diversification
  • ecological agriculture
  • farm innovations
  • food security
  • land use efficiency
  • micro-irrigation technology
  • modern mulching
  • natural resource management
  • nutrient use efficiency
  • nutritional security
  • organic farming
  • resilient crop varieties
  • resource-conserving technologies
  • soil biodiversity
  • soil carbon sequestration
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • water use efficiency