Agriculture & Food Security is a peer-reviewed open access journal that addresses the challenge of global food security. It publishes articles within the field of food security research, with a particular focus on research that may inform more sustainable agriculture and food systems that better address local, regional, national and/or global food and nutritional insecurity. The journal considers cutting-edge contributions across the breadth of relevant academic disciplines, including agricultural, ecological, environmental, nutritional, and socio-economic sciences, public health and policy.


  • Malcolm Elliott, The Norman Borlaug Institute for Global Food Security
  • Magdy Madkour, Ain Shams University

Section Editors

  • Ratana Chuenpagdee, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Mario Herrero, CSIRO
  • James Legg, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
  • Rodomiro Ortiz, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Guy Poppy, University of Southampton


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Celebrating the launch of Agriculture & Food Security at BioVisionAlexandria 2012

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
April 2012

Editors' profiles

Malcolm Elliott

Malcolm Elliott

Malcolm Elliott is the Founding Director of The Norman Borlaug Institute for Global Food Security.

"It is a pleasure and a privilege to be involved in the launch of the peer-reviewed journal Agriculture & Food Security which publishes cutting edge contributions to the body of knowledge in this vitally important field. The online systems of BioMed Central greatly enhances the creative opportunities for authors to include in their manuscripts large datasets, links to other web pages, unlimited colour illustrations and animations and movie clips. Open access means that high quality research on agriculture and food security will be freely available to all, without charge, worldwide."

Magdy Madkour

Magdy Madkour

Magdy Madkour is Head of Biotechnology at the Arid Lands Agriculture Research Institute, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. He is also the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Agricultural Research for Development Fund at the Ministry of Agriculture and Senior Advisor to Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

"I am delighted and privileged to be associated with BioMed Central's recent effort to launch this peer-reviewed journal aiming to shed light on the latest research developments in the field of agriculture and food security. I consider this online journal a unique opportunity for young researchers to publish manuscripts and share their findings via one of the most dynamic and exiting means of information and knowledge sharing in existence to date."

Molly Jahn

Molly Jahn

Molly Jahn is a Professor in the Laboratory of Genetics and Department of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an adjunct faculty appointment at Seoul National University.

"It is past time for a major journal focused on a topic that is arguably among the most important for this century, Agriculture & Food Security, and I am deeply committed to ensuring the success of this endeavor. The journal will create a global forum with a focus on innovations in agricultural and food systems toward food security. This approach is both grounded and integrated, moving beyond agricultural strategies focused sharply on short-term yield maximization to address issues critical to the long-term sustainability of global food systems and improved human health outcomes. In this open access journal, research and user communities will find a forum for considering innovations in managing complex and diverse agricultural and economic systems to more fully meet the needs of the present while ensuring a productive and prosperous future."

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ISSN: 2048-7010