Agriculture & Food Security is a peer-reviewed open access that addresses the challenge of global food security. It is within the field of food security research, with a particular focus on research that may inform more sustainable agriculture and food systems that better address local, regional, national and/or global food and nutritional insecurity. It considers cutting-edge contributions across the breadth of relevant academic disciplines, including agricultural, ecological, environmental, nutritional, and socio-economic sciences, public health and policy.
The scope includes, but is not limited to:
- Agricultural and environmental sciences, including genetics and systems ecology
- Animal husbandry, fisheries science and plant science
- Global change, biodiversity, climatology and abiotic stresses
- Food technology and balancing agricultural outputs across food, feed, fibre and fuel
- Economics, information sciences and decision theory
- Strategies for the implementation of new policies and practices
- Public health in relation to the condition of food and nutritional security
The pioneering advances in research reported in Agriculture & Food Security have far reaching implications both for the developing world and for sustainability in the developed world. The published articles are accessible not only to researchers, but are also of special interest to the wider community of farmers, development and public health workers, policy makers and the general public.
Investment in projects that bring food, nutrition, and income to small-scale farmers and their families.
The goal of the Agriculture and Food Security program is to support innovation for more efficient and sustainable agricultural production to enhance food security, incomes, and nutrition that benefit small-scale farmers (particularly women).
The program has four priorities:
Focus on new or underutilized crops, fruits, and vegetables, and high-value animal products to boost both incomes and nutrition.
Support projects with high potential for transferability and adoption with the active participation of the private sector or social entrepreneurship organizations.
Contribute to the development of improved market access and agricultural value chains for smallholders.
Support programming on financial services, small-scale mechanization, reduction of post-harvest losses, and youth employment in the agricultural sector.