Open Call for Submission! Special Issue "Agricultural Development and One Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health"
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of understanding relationships among physical and mental health, the environment, and economic conditions. In addition to widespread hospitalizations and increased mortality, the virus has caused great economic damage as entire industries have been forced to lay off workers and close down giving rise to increases in depression and anxiety as well as economic hardships. Because of the nature of the work involved, agricultural sectors around the world have been particularly hard hit. In low- and moderate-income countries where agriculture is still the main economic activity, longstanding efforts to raise agricultural productivity, increase rural incomes, and assure national food security are likely to have been stalled by the pandemic. Human health is both a cause and an effect of agricultural development. Poor health slows agricultural development through its effects on worker productivity while stagnant agricultural development may affect nutrition and food security thereby jeopardizing human health. Agricultural development is also closely tied to the health of domestic animals, wildlife, and the environments that we share. Special Issue, invite you for submissions addressing diverse aspects of the interface between agricultural development and human, animal, and ecosystem health. An appropriate framework for this Special Issue is provided by the One Health approach described by the US Centers for Disease Control as “... a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.” All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field and are due no later than September 30, 2021. For more information visit: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph/special_issues/One_Health_