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Fisheries and Food Systems - Now publishing

 This special issue explores the importance of small-scale fisheries to food systems and food security at local, regional, and global levels. Fisheries, whether large or small, wild or farmed, commercial, artisanal, subsistence, or otherwise, contribute in multiple important ways to the lives and livelihoods of billions of people world-wide. Both small-scale fisheries and aquaculture have been identified as the key development venues for raising people out of poverty and food insecurity.


  1. Content type: Research


    Authors: John R Beddington, Mohammed Asaduzzaman, Megan E Clark, Adrian Fernández Bremauntz, Marion D Guillou, Molly M Jahn, Erda Lin, Tekalign Mamo, Christine Negra, Carlos A Nobre, Robert J Scholes, Rita Sharma, Nguyen Van Bo and Judi Wakhungu

  2. Content type: Review


    Authors: Kerri L Steenwerth, Amanda K Hodson, Arnold J Bloom, Michael R Carter, Andrea Cattaneo, Colin J Chartres, Jerry L Hatfield, Kevin Henry, Jan W Hopmans, William R Horwath, Bryan M Jenkins, Ermias Kebreab, Rik Leemans, Leslie Lipper, Mark N Lubell, Siwa Msangi…

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Aims and scope

Agriculture & Food Security is a peer-reviewed open access journal that addresses the challenge of global food security. It publishes articles 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. The journal 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 of the journal 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.

Malcolm Elliott

Editors’ profiles

Malcolm Elliott is the Founding Director of The Norman Borlaug Institute for Global Food Security.

"It is a pleasure and a privilege to be involved in the launch of the peer-reviewed journal Agriculture & Food Security which publishes cutting edge contributions to the body of knowledge in this vitally important field. The online systems of BioMed Central greatly enhances the creative opportunities for authors to include in their manuscripts large datasets, links to other web pages, unlimited colour illustrations and animations and movie clips. Open access means that high quality research on agriculture and food security will be freely available to all, without charge, worldwide."

Magdy Madkour

Magdy Madkour is Head of Biotechnology at the Arid Lands Agriculture Research Institute, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. He is also the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Agricultural Research for Development Fund at the Ministry of Agriculture and Senior Advisor to Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

"I am delighted and privileged to be associated with BioMed Central's recent effort to launch this peer-reviewed journal aiming to shed light on the latest research developments in the field of agriculture and food security. I consider this online journal a unique opportunity for young researchers to publish manuscripts and share their findings via one of the most dynamic and exiting means of information and knowledge sharing in existence to date."


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