One of the greatest success stories of applied research to date is the growth in food production to satisfy global demand. This success, however, has been at the expense of the environment, as biodiversity is declining quickly, rivers, lakes, and aquifers are polluted, soils are polluted or eroding, forests are being cleared to make way for crops that will provide food and energy, and greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture are almost on par with those from transportation. Future food security must concentrate on a sustainable supply of food and incorporate innovation in technology, supply networks, and social science/economics. Things cannot remain as they are. Agriculture may and does benefit from ecosystem services provided by nature, and the management and protection of biodiversity must take these benefits into account.
This International Journal of Sustainable Environment & Agricultural Science (ESP-IJSEAS) will present research results that address the problem of feeding the world's population while conserving the environment. Submissions outlining fresh analysis, innovative synthesis, and novel hypotheses are encouraged.