Welcome to Agriculture & Food Security
1 Founding Director, The Norman Borlaug Institute for Global Food Security, Leicester, UK
2 Professor, Laboratory of Genetics and Department of Agronomy, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, USA
3 Professor of Biotechnology, Arid Lands Agricultural Research Institute, Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
Agriculture & Food Security 2012, 1:1 doi:10.1186/2048-7010-1-1Published: 19 April 2012
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Senior scientists from many countries have come together to meet the need for an open access research journal that focuses explicitly on agriculture, the condition of food security and the critical linkages between these topics. In the 21st century, we recognize the dual role of agriculture as our species’ lifeline for food and essential materials, as well as the dominant form of terrestrial planetary care, and the journal will facilitate the dissemination of information in this vitally important area of research.