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The earth's system is currently experiencing dramatic climate change, with predicted rates of global-mean temperature increase unprecedented in the past 1000 years. Also temperature patterns at the local scale and precipitation regimes are rapidly changing. Extreme climatic events are becoming more...

Authors
Santini, A.; Ghelardini, L.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 035, pp 1-8

Diversification of agriculture to support livelihoods and protect the environment has attracted the attention of scientists and policy makers. Aromatic plants have been considered as diversification crops in agricultural systems in many parts of the world. Aromatic plants synthesize secondary...

Authors
Rao, E. V. S. P.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 034, pp 1-8

Benefits provided by the natural environment that support future human wellbeing are increasingly being compromised by human activities. Consequently, the effects of socio-economic and environmental drivers on the future provision of these 'ecosystem services' are highly uncertain. It is therefore...

Authors
Attlee, A. C.; Reed, M. S.; Carter, C. E.; Scott, A. J.; Vella, S.; Hardman, M.; Neumann, R. K.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 024, pp 1-13

The increasing trend future consumption of animal products will give rise to a huge demand of animal feed. Meeting this demand will be a challenge, given the scarcity of natural resources such as land and water. Currently approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost and wasted annually, and...

Authors
Manju Wadhwa; Bakshi, M. P. S.; Makkar, H. P. S.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 031, pp 1-26

Animal welfare is a growing scientific field that is constantly changing and improving. The importance of this field is becoming more evident in all production agriculture settings, including cattle and dairy production units. In 2007, Fraser defined animal welfare as a 'mandatory science', one in...

Authors
Lee, T. L.; Thomson, D. U.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 022, pp 1-17

Emerging plant pests and diseases are a threat to biodiversity, food security and sustainability. In Europe, recent plant health emergencies include European ash dieback (due to the ascomycete Hymenoscyphus fraxineus), the outbreak of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa on olive trees in Apulia, Italy...

Authors
Pautasso, M.; Petter, F.; Rortais, A.; Roy, A. S.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 021, pp 1-16

The CABI African Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) aims to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through better access to practical information about integrated soil fertility management. The next phase focuses on two types of intermediaries to reach smallholder farmers: agro-dealers and...

Authors
Sones, K. R.; Oduor, G. I.; Watiti, J. W.; Romney, D.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 030, pp 1-6

Humans benefit from ecosystems which provide free goods and services. The capacity of ecosystems to deliver such services is under constant stress since humans continue to alter the environment. Ecosystem service (ESS) approaches have the potential to pinpoint multiple benefits that humans derive...

Authors
Häuser, I.; Thellmann, K.; Cotter, M.; Sauerborn, J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 037, pp 1-6

Over the past decade, a host of interrelated and mutually reinforcing processes have stimulated a renewed interest in farmland in the global South. This has resulted in a growing trend in which long-term rights over customary land and natural resources are being acquired by corporations, investment...

Authors
German, L. A.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 033, pp 1-19

This paper introduces the key challenges encountered when investigating the human-horse interface. With a focus in recent research on the application of learning theory in horses, it reviews the progress made in the emergent discipline of equitation science over the past decade. An appreciation of...

Authors
McGreevy, P. D.; Hawson, L.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 029, pp 1-11

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