This section welcomes high-quality and original contributions from across disciplines that analyse the concepts, technologies and implementation of climate-smart food systems, as well as their synergies and trade-offs.
Agriculture and food sectors, across local and global scales, face a complex set of challenges in the 21st century. It is increasingly clear that global targets for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions cannot be met without major alterations to our food production systems and supply chains. At the same time these systems must adapt to changing and uncertain climatic conditions. Across national and international agendas, agriculture plays a further central role in achieving food security, driving economic growth, alleviating poverty, and sustaining ecological functions and services.
The Climate-Smart Food Systems, a Specialty Section of Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, publishes pioneering and innovative peer-reviewed articles on the incremental, systemic and transformational changes that will be required of food systems and the varied trade-offs and synergies associated with them. We welcome high quality and original contributions from across disciplines that analyse the concepts, technologies and implementation of climate-smart food systems. Submissions should assess one or more of the synergies and trade-offs within climate-smart food systems; or at least present clearly the implications of the broader systems context within which the study sits. Studies that span local-to-global scales are particularly welcome. Approaches relevant to this topic area will be interdisciplinary in nature and may integrate, but not be limited to, agricultural and climate systems modelling, agronomic and agro-ecological studies of smart solutions to mitigation and adaptation, and socio-economic and political analyses of agri-food system transformation and change.
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Climate-Smart Food Systems welcomes submissions of the following article types: Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Policy Brief, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Climate-Smart Food Systems, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Climate-Smart Food Systems will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Sustainable Food Systems.