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Physics - Atomic, Molecular, Optical & Plasma Physics | Aims and Scope: Agronomy for Sustainable Development

Aims and Scope: Agronomy for Sustainable Development

Agronomy for Sustainable Development (ASD) welcomes multidisciplinary articles that bridge agronomy with ecological, genetic, environmental, economic and social sciences. Monodisciplinary articles that will constitute the grounds of sustainability from environmental, economic or social viewpoints are also welcome. Systemic approaches at the livestock, field, farm, landscape and global scales, and participatory research are encouraged. ASD publishes original articles and review articles. Original articles should demonstrate a clear scientific breakthrough versus current knowledge. Contributions may be on either methodological approaches or approaches addressing major issues in the scope of the journal. Review articles report a critical evaluation of emerging topics. Meta-analyses should be submitted as review articles. Agronomy for Sustainable Development is a journal of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA).

It covers the following topics:


1. Agriculture and climate change

1.1. Agroclimatology

1.2. Adaptation to climate change

1.3. Mitigation of greenhouse gases

1.4. Renewable energies and bioproducts

1.5. Carbon sequestration


2. Agroecology for ecological intensification and ecosystem services

2.1. Pest control and biopesticides, integrated pest management

2.2. Sustainable fertilisation

2.3. Biodiversity management

2.4. Landscape management

2.5. Grassland and rangeland

2.6. Management of positive biological interactions

2.7. Trade-off between ecosystem services


3. Preservation of natural resources

3.1. Environmental impacts on soil, water, air and biodiversity

3.2. Pollutants in agrosystems, remediation

3.3. Water management

3.4. Soil management and land use

3.5. Waste use in agriculture

3.6. C, N, P recycling


4. Sustainable food systems

4.1. Cropping system

4.2. Livestock and crop - livestock systems

4.3. Value chain management

4.4. Geographical indications

4.5. Local food systems

4.6. Farming networks

4.7. Agroecological transition, lock-in effects

4.8. Food security


5. Innovative farming systems and techniques

5.1. Organic farming

5.2. Urban agriculture

5.3. Agroforestry

5.4. Conservation agriculture

5.5. Precision agriculture

5.6. New crops and cultivars

5.7. Decision support systems

5.8. Epidemiology and disease warning

5.9. Other innovative techniques


6. Sustainability assessment and design

6.1. Indicators, life cycle assessment

6.2. Integrated assessment

6.3. Policy analysis

6.4. Modelling of farming systems and agricultural landscape

6.5. Yield gap analysis, agronomic diagnosis

6.6. Design and co-design methods

6.7. Companion modelling for agriculture and natural resources management