Climate change threatens to reduce agricultural productivity, disrupt global food supplies, and undermine food and nutritional security. Climate-smart agricultural practices can help smallholder farmers adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts and advance sustainable development. Yet, while many smallholder farmers have adopted integrated crop systems, strengthened pest, water, and nutrient, reduced tillage, and enhanced input use efficiency consistent with climate-smart agriculture, increasing climate uncertainty is prompting more flexible and rapid responses in smallholder farming systems.
The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) is seeking papers on climate-smart agriculture, with a focus on its adoption, impacts, and sustainable development implications in Asia and globally. The aim is to identify keys to boosting sustainable agricultural production and rural development to guide policy design and promote the farm sector’s climate resilience. Authors of selected papers will be invited to present their work during a virtual ADBI conference. Selected papers will also be considered for inclusion in a special issue of Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, an SCI journal with a current impact factor of 3.926.
Paper topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Climate-Smart Agriculture Adoption
- Drivers and barriers
- Farmers’ awareness and willingness to pay
- Socio-demographic characteristics and climate-smart agricultural practices
- The role of development measures and entities (e.g., government programs, collective action, and farmer organizations) in promoting climate-smart agricultural practices
Climate-Smart Agriculture Impacts
- Farm economic performance (e.g., crop yield, revenue, productivity, efficiency, production diversity, quality upgrading, and production risks)
- Agri-food system transformation
- Climate-smart agriculture cost-benefit analysis
- Rural livelihoods (e.g., income, consumption, food security, nutrition intake, and dietary diversity)
- Subjective well-being (e.g., happiness, life satisfaction, and loneliness)
- Gender empowerment and intra-household decision-making (e.g., labor allocation and migration)
- Gender-differentiated outcomes
- Farmers’ climate change resilience
Authors should submit their full papers via this link by 31 August 2023. Please select “SI: Climate-smart Agriculture” when choosing the submission type.
Paper submissions must be original and neither currently published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers must also comply with the submission guidelines for Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change.
All submissions will be subject to double-blind peer review and editorial processes in accordance with the policies of the journal.
Arrangements for Selected Papers
Authors of selected papers will be invited to present their work during the related ADBI virtual conference on 30-31 October 2023.
Final decisions about the publication of selected papers in the journal special issue will be made following the conference.
Wanglin Ma, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Dil Rahut, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Inquiries may be directed to Lincoln University’s Wanglin Ma and ADBI’s Dil Rahut.
Kasumigaseki Building 8F, 3-2-5, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
100-6008 Tokyo , Japan