Special Issue on Smallholder Tobacco Farmers and Forest Conservation

Submission Deadline: Jun. 10, 2020

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Lawrence Mango
      Department of Agriculture Management, Faculty of Agriculture, Zimbabwe Open University, Bindura, Zimbabwe
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    • Andrew Tapiwa Kugedera
      Department of Livestock, Wildlife and Fisheries, Gary Magadzire School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
    • Lovemore Mango
      Department of Natural Resources Management, Magunje High School, Murewa, Zimbabwe
    • Michael Mutenje
      Departtment of Agriculture, Hilcrest College, Mutare, Zimbabwe
  • Introduction

    In Zimbabwe deforestation is a cause of concern among various stakeholders. Tobacco growing and its curing is cited as a major factor among others contributing to the decline in forest density. Tobacco production requires large quantities of fuel wood in the curing process hence associated with deforestation. The special issue assessed the extent of deforestation as a result of tobacco growing and curing on the indigenous forest in Ward 23 of Mutasa District. The special issue aims at embarking on a more vigorous approach in the planting of trees and conserving the existing forests to mitigate effects of climate change. The special issues helps all stakeholders to be involved in planning and decision making on issues related to forest conservation and technology in tobacco production.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Miombo woodlands
    2. Forest conservation
    3. Smallholder farmers
    4. Tobacco production
    5. Deforestation
    6. Fuelwood

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.agricultureforestry.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.