Global Food Security

Agriculture, policy, economics and environment




Editor-in-Chief:Derek Byerlee





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Aims & Scope

Motivation for Global Food Security arose from concern about the difficulty scientists and policy makers have in keeping up with the expanding volume of information about the challenge of meeting human food and nutritional needs while protecting environmental services. Hence, the Journal aims to provide readers with:

1. Strategic views of experts from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives on prospects for ensuring food security, based on the best available science, in a clear and readable form for a wide audience, bridging the gap between biological, social and environmental sciences.
2. Reviews, opinions and debates that synthesize, extend and critique research approaches and findings from the rapidly growing body of original publications on global food security.

If you are interested in submitting an article to the journal, please send an abstract to the Editor-in-Chief: Professor Derek Byerlee

Global Food Security aims to publish papers that contribute to better understanding of economic, social, biophysical, technological, and institutional drivers of current and future global food security.

Global Food Security aims to stimulate debate that is rooted in strong science, has strong interdisciplinary connections, and recognizes tradeoffs that occur in reconciling competing objectives and outcomes that may differ depending on spatial and temporal scale.

While integration across academic disciplines is encouraged, papers on components of Global Food Security will also be considered if they address important constraints and have a broad inference space. The goal is to publish concise and timely reviews and synthesis articles about research on following elements of food security:

Availability (sufficient quantity and quality)
Access (affordability, functioning markets and policies)
Nutrition, Safety and Sanitation
Stability and Environment (resilience and ecosystem services)

Distinguishing features of Global Food Security content are: (a)issues that contain several papers that address specific, timely topics of importance to food security, (b) authors who are recognized authorities in their field, (c) a focus on food security challenges in an interdisciplinary manner and at national to global scales, and (d) a focus on challenging current paradigms, seeking to provide out-of-the box thinking on global issues.

Given this focus, Global Food Security will be an invaluable source of information for researchers, lecturers, teachers, students, professionals, policy makers and the international media.


Academics and practitioners involved in work related to food security, in particular agricultural and food scientists, agricultural and development economists, nutritionists, political scientists, sociologists, and public policy analysts.

Abstracting and Indexing

AGRICOLA, Agricultural Engineering Abstracts, Environmental Abstracts, GEOBASE, Nutrition Abstracts, Scopus
Editor-in-Chief K.G. Cassman Dept. of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 253 Keim Hall, Lincoln, NE 68583-0915, USA, Editors D. Dawe Div. of Agricultural Development Economics, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, 39 Phra Arthit Road, Banglampoo, 10200 Bangkok, Thailand, A. Dobermann Int. Rice Research Inst. (IRRI), DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines, N. Ramankutty Dept. of Geography, McGill University, Burnside Hall, 805 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, H3A 2K6, Canada, B. Rogers Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA, Editorial Board E.M. Bennett McGill University, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, Canada, A. Bondeau Aix-en Provence, France, B.A.M. Bouman Int. Rice Research Inst. (IRRI), Metro Manilla, Philippines, S.M. Brouder Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, D. Byerlee Independent Scholar, Washington, DC, USA, P. Caron CIRAD, Montpellier cedex 5, France, J. Coates Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA, M. Fitzgerald University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, J. Foley University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, E.A. Frongillo University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA, L. Fulginiti University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA, K. Giller Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands, R. Hassan University of Pretoria, Hatfield, South Africa, M. Herrero International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya, H. Jöhr Nestec Ltd., Vevey, Switzerland, D. Lobell Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, H. Meinke University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia, R. Meinzen-Dick International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA, S. Mohanty Int. Rice Research Inst. (IRRI), Metro Manila, Philippines, R. Naylor Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford, CA, USA, P. Pingali International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA, R. Pérez-Escamilla Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA, A. Quisumbing International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA, T. Reardon Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, J. Sayer James Cook University, Cairns, QLD, Australia, J. Tohme International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Cali, Colombia, M.K. van Ittersum Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands, M. Wopereis Warda Africa Rice Center, Cotonou, Benin, F. Zhang China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, Lewis H. Ziska U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Beltsville, MD, USA
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