Advances in Environmental and Engineering Research (AEER) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality peer-reviewed papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of environmental science and engineering. Work at any scale, from molecular biology through to ecology, is welcomed.

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Special Issue

Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Ramona Franić, Full Professor

University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

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Research Interests: Agricultural and rural policy; Socio-economic processes in agriculture and rural areas; Sustainable agriculture and rural development

Leonel Pereira, PhD, Professor

ARNET Associate Laboratory, Department of Life Sciences, MARE—Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

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Research Interests: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning; Environmental risk; Biotechnology and resources valorisation

About This Topic

The concept of sustainable agriculture and rural development has outgrown the stage of academic discussion in which acceptance of new principles was questioned. Modern global processes – climate change, destruction of the environment and natural resources, increase in population and demand for food – impose the need to apply modern technologies and practices that can meet the growing need for healthy food, while at the same time rational and careful use of resources. Sustainable agriculture practices minimize negative effects on the environment – land, water resources, air and biodiversity, and the main task in the production process is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Modern technologies in sustainable agriculture enable farmers to produce products that meet these requirements. In this, the practices such as precision and vertical agriculture, digitized and robotic production are combined with water resource management technologies.

Broader than the agricultural sector itself, rural development implies integral, multi-sectoral and sustainable development of non-urban space, which contributes to the diversification of the rural economy and ensures the economic security and well-being of people in rural areas. This is achieved by creating new employment opportunities, connecting agriculture with processing activities and services, offering higher added value products. Moreover, rural development policy has the task of maintaining life in marginal areas and contributing to environmental and cultural services.

Manuscript Submission Information

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