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Publisher DOI: 10.3390/su13095064
Title: Agroecology for food and water security in times of climate consciousness : a bibliometric analysis of peer-reviewed literature published from 1990 to 2020
Language: English
Authors: Shah, Tavseef Mairaj  
Tasawwar, Sumbal 
Otterpohl, Ralf 
Keywords: agroecology; food security; water security; bibliometric analysis; data visualization
Issue Date: 1-May-2021
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Source: Sustainability 13 (9): 5064 (2021-05-01)
Abstract (english): 
The discrepancies in our food systems have become more pronounced in the last couple of years due to natural disasters of huge magnitude and the current pandemic, that have served to make them visible to a wider range of population. As a result, a shift to agroecological food and farming systems is currently being advocated at different levels. An agroecological approach to food systems involves consideration of all their interactions with the major challenges of our time—food security, water scarcity, climate change, socioeconomic disparity. This paper presents a bibliometric study of peer reviewed literature about the role of agroecology in relation to either or all of these challenges, published between 1990 and 2020. 1990 was the year in which IPCC published its first assessment report that set into motion many framework agreements and protocols regarding climate change. In 2019 and 2020, IPBES and iPES-Food released separate reports advocating an urgent agricultural transition based on agroecological methodologies. There has been an exponential increase in the published research in this field in this time period, whereas an overwhelming majority of the publications were filed under the subject areas of agricultural and biological sciences, environmental sciences, and social sciences. In addition to the increasing acceptance of the role of agroecology to address the challenges of our times, the results of this analysis point to the cross-cutting nature of issues agroecology caters to.
DOI: 10.15480/882.3533
ISSN: 2071-1050
Journal: Sustainability 
Other Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/su13095064
Institute: Abwasserwirtschaft und Gewässerschutz B-2 
Document Type: Article
Project: Publikationsfonds 2021 
License: CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
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