Call for Papers of the 4th Special Issue of FFTC E-Journal

Circular Agriculture for Sustainable Healthy Diets Perspectives and Policy Implications

In the last 50 years, agriculture production has become more resource intensive, relying heavily on the availability of fossil inputs. Decades of increasing productivity and efficiency in the agri-food production with a linear approach of inputs-production-consumption-waste have led to pressure on the living environment at the expense of water and soil quality, biodiversity, among others. To prevent further overexploitation and consumption of resources and negative discharges to the environment, there is a need to develop and undertake circular approaches to close the loop of production and consumption of agri-food through modern and innovative technologies and environmentally friendly practices

Circular economy (CE) in the agri-food systems or circular agriculture implies that agri-food products are generated in ways that regenerate nature, food is not lost and wasted, and all the resources are used productively (PACE – Platform for Accelerating Circular Economy). The agri-food sector, through practicing circular agriculture approaches as well as enhancing consumption of sustainable healthy diets which are healthy to both people and the planet., has significant potential in the transition to low carbon and climate-friendly economy. Therefore, it is crucial to identify drivers and barriers in transition from linear agri-food systems towards circular agri-food systems addressing planetary healthy diets.

The theme of the 4th special issue of FFTC Journal of Agricultural Policy (FFTC E-Journal) will focus on circular economy and its policy implications, specifically reflecting the latest challenges and opportunities during the process of integrating concepts of circular economy and sustainable healthy diets into agri-food sector. This special issue expects to hinge on three perspectives in the agri-food sector – R&D, policy, and economics, from concepts to successful applications under the framework of CE.

We are looking forward to your masterpieces!

Deadline and Submission Details

The submission deadline is 31 August, 2022.

Before preparing your manuscripts to the FFTC Journal of Agricultural Policy, please read and follow the author guidelines in advance (https://ap.fftc.org.tw/e-journal/about)

Please send your manuscript to Ms. Natalie Lu (natalielupy@fftc.org.tw)