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Climate and food security

Edited by:
Emilia Lamonaca, PhD, University of Foggia, Italy
Lukas Kornher, PhD, University of Bonn, Germany

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 31 January 2025

Agriculture & Food Security is calling for submissions to our Collection on Climate and food security.

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New Content ItemThis collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 15: Life on Land

Meet the Guest Editors

Emilia Lamonaca, PhD, University of Foggia, Italy

Emilia Lamonaca is a research fellow at the University of Foggia, where she received her doctorate in 2017. Her main research interests include determinants of international trade as well as the role of trade policy, climate change, and economic geography on trade. She has a special interest in applied econometrics and has been recently focused on the methodological issues of the gravity model of trade.

Lukas Kornher, PhD, University of Bonn, Germany

Lukas Kornher is a Senior Researcher at the University of Bonn’s Center for Development Research (ZEF). He obtained his PhD from the University of Bonn in 2015 and previously worked at the University of Kiel as a Post-Doctoral Researcher. He has extensive work experience in the area of food price volatility, trade, and food and nutrition security. Currently, Lukas Kornher focusses on quantitative research on how market access and trade liberalization affect SDG outcomes, specifically food and nutrition security (SDG2).

About the Collection

Global warming is influencing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, with consequences on and challenging food security. Climate phenomena are already affecting farming systems and the quality and safety of food, pushing additional people toward food insecurity. At the same time, food systems are responsible for high levels of greenhouse gas emissions, further contributing to the climate change. Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and measures to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change are likely to impact on environment, public health and food security.

This collection is to generate a compendium of knowledge through original research articles, short communications, or reviews on theories, methods and analysis of several aspects of climate and food security including, but not limited to:

  • State of global food security and the role of climate change
  • State of the art of national and international policies on climate and/or food security
  • Influence of climate-related policies on food security outcomes
  • Impacts of climate change on food safety and security
  • Impacts of extreme weather events on food security dimensions
  • Modelling climate-related impacts on food nutrition and security
  • Impacts of pollution and other hazards on environment, public health and food security
  • Effects of climate change on farming systems and practices
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies relevant to improve food security
  • Trade as adaptation strategy to face challenges related to climate and/or food security
  • Any other relevant aspect contributing to understand the nexus between climate and food security

There are currently no articles in this collection.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of research articles, reviews, commentaries and methodologies. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. 

Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Editorial Manager. Please select the appropriate Collection title “Climate and food security" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer-review process. The peer-review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.