The Agroecological Cropping Systems specialty section of Frontiers in Agronomy, publishes high-quality research focusing on agroecology as ecological concepts and principles interacting with agronomic techniques, to further the design, the assessment of performances and the management of innovative and sustainable cropping systems.
Areas covered by this section include, but are not limited to:
• Innovative agroecological practices to enhance efficiency and productivity of available resources
• Cropping systems technics (integrated soil-crop dimension) for sustainable management
• Exploring the intersection between agronomic, social, and ecological/environmental aspects to manage food & agricultural systems
• Working towards fair and sustainable food systems with a production based on agroecological principles, with a strong emphasis on human and social values
• Low pesticide use and towards a pesticide-free agriculture
• Natural-based solutions based on ecological processes, function, and services to enhance agricultural production
• Technology based solutions (e.g. precision agriculture, sensors continuous data, etc.)
• Optimizing diversity of species (cash and forage crops) and genetic resources
• Sustainable cropping systems to increase biodiversity and environmental protection
• Crop diversification in time, i.e. crop successions, long-term rotation
• Crop diversification in space, i.e. intercropping and agroforestry systems
• Cover crops, i.e. multi-services cover crops during fallow periods
• Cropping system supporting ecosystem services from the field level
• Water and nutrient use efficiency and management
• Low input cropping systems
• Risks and opportunities for organic farming
• Cropping systems models (soil-crop models functioning at the medium and long-term for rotations and crop successions, and simulating fallow period with residues management)
• Modelling climate change impacts of cropping systems and agroecological solutions of adaptation/mitigation
• Multicriteria assessment of cropping systems for a sustainable agriculture
We seek to optimise the interactions in time and space between plants (species at the crop cover level), soil, and components of agroecosystems at the field level. Research focusing on policy or the broader constraints, thresholds, and opportunities for enhancing levels of sustainability and production at the food system level should be submitted to our sister journal Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.
Indexed in: Google Scholar, DOAJ, CrossRef, CLOCKSS, OpenAIRE
Agroecological Cropping Systems welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Policy Brief, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Systematic Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Agroecological Cropping Systems, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Avenue du Tribunal Fédéral 34
CH – 1005 Lausanne
Tel +41(0)21 510 17 40
Fax +41 (0)21 510 17 01
For all queries regarding manuscripts in Review and potential conflicts of interest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For queries regarding Research Topics, Editorial Board applications, and journal development, please contact email@example.com