Call for papers: Special Issue on Managing Agroecosystems for Food and Nutritional Security

Related GLP Member: Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash, PhD

Agroecosystems are coupled human-natural production systems for meeting the food, fuel, fiber, and fodder requirements of the growing human populations. They represent ~40% of terrestrial systems, play a pivotal role in trace gases emission and influencing the quality and usage of critical natural resources including water, soil, biodiversity etc. Though sustainable management of agroecosystems are imperative for attaining UN-SDGs, they are constantly under degradation due to multiple drivers of changes such as pollution, climate change, and unsustainable land-use practices etc. Therefore, cooperative efforts at national, regional and global levels are imperative for managing agroecosystems to meet out the global goals. This Special Issue aims to publish sustainable practices from various agroecological regions of the world for managing agroecosystem for achieving food and nutritional security and also the targets of the International Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. Specifically, we welcome the Research ArticlesReviewMeta-analysis and Graphical Review pertaining to the following aspects:

  • Agroecosystems and UN-SDGs
  • Socio-economic and ecological complexities in agroecosystem management
  • Integrated agriscape management for regaining ecosystem services
  • Agrobiodiversity management for food and nutritional security
  • Nature-based solutions and utilizing indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) and biocultural diversity for sustainable agricultural production
  • Resource conserving and climate-resilient agricultural production
  • Cleaner and planet friendly agricultural production technologies
  • Strategies for restoring degraded agroecosystems during UN-International Decade of Ecosystem Restoration

Submission instructions

The submission website for this journal is located at https://www.editorialmanager.com/crsust/default.aspx To ensure the manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important to choose the article type as “SI: Agroecosystems” when submitting the papers to the journal.

The Article Publishing Charges (APCs) will be waived for papers that are submitted before 31 December 2020.

Submission deadline

The deadline for making a contribution to the special issue is December 31st 2020.

Guest Editors

Purushothaman C Abhilash
Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi India
Email: pca.iesd@bhu.ac.in

Ajeet Singh
Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Email: ajeetbhu97943@gmail.com

Othmane Merah
Laboratoire de Chimie Agroindustrielle
UMR 1010 INP-ENSIACET/INRA,
Université de Toulouse, France
Email: othmane.merah@toulouse-inp.fr

Managing Guest Editor
Purushothaman C Abhilash
Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi India
Email: pca.iesd@bhu.ac.in