Food and Energy Security is a new high quality open access journal publishing high impact original research on agricultural crop and forest productivity to improve food and energy security. We are delighted by the high level of readership which our first two issues received and we would like to inform you that Issue 2.1 of this journal has now been published and is free for all to read, download and share.
Highlights from this issue include:
Food and thriving people: paradigm shifts for fair and sustainable food systems
by Geoff Tansey
Summary: This article looks beyond the physical sciences to address the problems of hunger, malnutrition, and environmental degradation. It discusses the challenges and problems with global food security and where and why paradigm shifts are needed to meet those challenges in a fair and sustainable way.
Biomass properties from different Miscanthus species
by Chenchen Liu, Liang Xiao, Jianxiong Jiang, Wangxia Wang, Feng Gu, Dongliang Song, Zili Yi, Yongcan Jin and Laigeng Li
Summary: Miscanthus has been considered a potential energy crop for lignocellulosic biomass production. Four Miscanthus species widely distributed in China were assessed for their biomass production, chemical composition, and saccharification efficiency.
Prospects of doubling global wheat yields
by Malcolm J. Hawkesford, Jose-Luis Araus, Robert Park, Daniel Calderini, Daniel Miralles, Tianmin Shen, Jianping Zhang and Martin A. J. Parry
Summary: Whilst an adequate supply of food can be achieved at present for the current global population, sustaining this into the future will be difficult in the face of a steadily increasing population. Wheat alone provides ?20% of the calories and the protein for the world’s population, and the value and need to increase the production is recognized widely.
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