2021 was a brilliant year for Advances in Agriculture, which was accepted into three new databases: Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), and Food Science & Technology Abstracts.
Advances in Agriculture is an open access journal that publishes research and review articles on new agricultural methods and technologies involved in the rearing of livestock and the cultivation of soil and crops. As well as being open to read, reuse, and cite by anyone, anywhere in the world, all articles are available on ResearchGate - a platform with millions of active users - immediately upon publication to enhance visibility and discovery of research.
Advances in Agriculture experienced an increase of 62.5% in publications from 2020 to 2021, and we would like to thank all authors, reviewers and editors who have contributed to the journal’s success. To celebrate these achievements, we wanted to showcase some of this year’s articles covering key trends in agriculture.
Agriculture is a major research topic at the moment as farmers and scientists alike consider how to feed a growing global population while dealing with the effects of the climate crisis. The need to incorporate environmentally-friendly practices in agriculture has been reflected in the output of Advances in Agriculture this year, with papers published on a range of sustainability topics such as diversified crop rotation, sustainable forage production, and better grain storage.
If you followed the COP26 conference, you might also have heard about agroforestry. Although it seems to have just become a buzzword recently, agroforestry is an agricultural technique that has been practiced by farmers around the world for hundreds of years incorporating trees into the agricultural landscape for increased biodiversity and resilience. It is now receiving more attention from both researchers and policy makers, and some of the articles that attracted the most interest in Advances in Agriculture this year looked at the benefits of different agroforestry practices in Nepal and using agroforestry in coffee production in Ethiopia.
We hope you have enjoyed finding out more about Advances in Agriculture. You can read all of the papers published in Advances in Agriculture this year here or read our author guidelines if you are interested in submitting your own manuscript.
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