International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Walter Leal Filho
ISSN online: 1741-5004
ISSN print: 1462-4605
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IJARGE proposes and fosters discussion on the evolution and governance of agricultural resources, with emphasis on the implications that policy choices have on both the welfare of humans and the ecology of the planet. This perspective acknowledges the complexity of the agricultural sector as an interface between ecological and socio-economic processes operating in parallel over different space-time scales, as well as the reflexive characteristic of human systems.


 Topics covered include

  • Governance/management of agriculture on the human side
  • Environmental and ecological impacts of agriculture
  • Ecological economics applied to agriculture
  • Definition of ''quality''in food production
  • Development of an adaptive eco-system approach to agriculture
  • Globalisation and trade liberalisation affecting agriculture
  • Coevolution, biodiversity and non-equilibrium systems
  • Issues of research relating to agriculture
  • The production of quality food
  • Ecological and green agriculture, animal welfare, pollution management
  • Ecological economics and heterodox approaches to complex problems
  • Analysis/assessment of policies in relation to agriculture/environment
  • Equity and gender issues in agriculture
  • Development, environment and agriculture
  • Sustainability, agriculture and environment disciplines

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ObjectivesThe objectives of IJARGE are to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with the complex role of agriculture in society. It also aims to promote and coordinate developments in the field of agricultural resources. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological and ecological change and changes in the global economy.


Professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers.


IJARGE publishes original and review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, and notes, commentaries, and news. Contribution may be by submission or invitation, and suggestions for special issues and publications are welcome.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Leal Filho, Walter, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Deputy Editor

  • Rao, Prakash, Symbiosis International University, India

Managing Editor

  • Al-Amin, Abul Quasem, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia

Editorial Assistant

  • Ahmed, Adeel, National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan

Editorial Board Members

  • Agarwal, Bina, University of Delhi, India
  • Azar, Christian, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Barkin, David, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana – Xochimilco, Mexico
  • Bateman, Ian J., University of East Anglia, UK
  • Bergland, Olvar, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
  • Brouwer, Floor, LEI Wageningen UR, Netherlands
  • Byron, Neil, Productivity Commission, Australia
  • Diesendorf, Mark, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • El-Beltagy, Adel, International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas, Syrian Arab Republic
  • Folmer, Henk, Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Gowdy, John M., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Hampicke, Ulrich, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität, Germany
  • Hodge, Ian, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Jiggins, Janice, , Netherlands
  • Köhn, Jörg, , Germany
  • Kamiya, Mitsugi, Food and Agriculture Policy Research Center, Japan
  • Kennedy, John, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Kephaliacos, Charles, Université de Toulouse, France
  • Peet, John, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Röling, Niels, Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands
  • Ramakrishnan, P.S., Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  • Randall, Alan, Ohio State University, USA
  • Russell, Clifford S., , USA
  • Segura-Bonilla, Olman, Centro Intl. Politica Economica (CINPE), Costa Rica
  • Söderbaum, Peter, Mälardalen University, Sweden
  • Southgate, Douglas, Ohio State University, USA
  • Sun, Zhenjun, China Agricultural University, China
  • Swanson, Tim, University College London, UK
  • Tisdell, Clem, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Turner, R.K., University of East Anglia, UK
  • Van der Straaten, Jan, Tilburg University, Netherlands
  • Weber, Jacques, Institut Français de la Biodiversité, France
  • Xepapadeas, Anastasios, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Young, Mike, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Zylicz, Tomasz, Warsaw University, Poland


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