About this Research Topic
Mediterranean regions are leaders in the production of certain added-value products (e.g. olive oil, horticultural crops, wine, etc.). However, this production is being increasingly affected by climate change and input shortages. Potential responses to these challenges are linked to:
• A better understanding of the management of the Mediterranean cropping systems especially related to resources use efficiency, soil resilience, CC mitigation and adaptation strategies.
• An improved use of recycled nutrients in agriculture.
• A precision farming and other high-tech innovations to increase crop fertilization efficiency in a sustainable manner.
• The generation of virtual loops between organic waste and agriculture in order to improve sustainability, C sinking and enhance circular economy.
• The restoration of SOC in agricultural soils as one of the most efficient practice for sustainability.
• The obtaining of significant data about both activity and GHG emission factors related to Mediterranean cropping, livestock and forestry systems in order to improve enhanced knowledge scenarios for GHG inventories.
• The generation of simple, robust and feasible blueprints to policy-makers for optimal management of agroecosystems oriented to mitigation and adaptation taking into account farmer interests in these processes.
This Research Topic will provide a coherent platform for this information, adapted to Mediterranean areas, being also based on transversal approaches including social, economic and environmental ones.
We encourage you to submit a research or comprehensive review article that will be considered for publication in this special collection of Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems.
Keywords: Sustainable Agriculture, Mediterranean Agriculture, Cropping Systems, Resources Use Efficiency, Precision Farming, Circular Economy, Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
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