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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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Chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, hypertension, stroke, dementia, and cancer are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Caloric restriction (CR) is able to reduce or prevent the above a mentioned chronic diseases and increase both healthy lifespan...

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Pan YuanLong
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 024, pp 1-7

Bananas and plantains are important staple crops for many people in developing countries, but these crops are severely affected by biotic constraints that reduce productivity. A major biotic stress is the banana corm borer weevil (C. sordidus) whose larvae eat corm/pseudostem tissues that...

Author(s)
Okolle, N. J.; Ngosong, C.; Nanganoa, L. T.; Dopgima, L. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 026, pp 1-24

Craw craw was first described almost 150 years ago. Since then considerable progress has been made in understanding the Onchocerca volvulus life cycle, its effects on the host (blindness, skin disease and epilepsy) and potential control measures. Early attempts were aimed at controlling the black...

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Hopkins, A. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 021, pp 1-10

The public authorities have invested considerable financial resources over recent decades in restructuring the dairy milk sector in Algeria with an objective of reducing the country's dependency on milk imports. This work aims to draw up an inventory of the status of the dairy sector in Algeria on...

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Meklati, F. R.; Meribai, A.; Yezli, N.; Ben-Mahdi, M. H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 027, pp 1-8

Poultry production is important in Nigeria and other developing economies, mainly because it provides much-needed employment and is crucial for food security. The Nigerian broiler production system is relatively disorganized and its structures are relatively undefined due to a dearth of...

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Oloso, N. O.; Smith, P. W.; Adeyemo, I. A.; Odeokun, I. A.; Isola, T. O.; Fasanmi, O. G.; Fasina, F. O.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 020, pp 1-12

Humanity faces unprecedented, interlinked challenges to achieve sustainable development (e.g., climate change, food and nutrition insecurity, livelihoods vulnerability and poverty, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem degradation). Orphan crops (i.e., neglected and underutilized species) are put...

Author(s)
El-Bilali, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 030, pp 1-11

The aim of this study was to examine breeding objectives and the impact of production systems and breed types on dairy cattle performance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). A total of 64 research studies published between 1980 and 2018 were used for qualitative analysis (qualitative synthesis) of...

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Chawala, A. R.; Mwai, A. O.; Peters, A.; Banos, G.; Chagunda, G. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 007, pp 1-15

Agricultural activities, which basically involve the production of raw produce and subsequent value addition normally, generate substantial waste, which could be in solid, liquid or gaseous forms. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the disposal of these wastes, which come from a myriad of sources or...

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Baiyeri, P. K.; Ugese, F. D.; Obalum, S. E.; Nwobodo, C. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 017, pp 1-28

This paper describes the current status of the measurement of the spatial variability of water status at tree scale in fruit crops through remote sensing, and discusses the limitations and opportunities of these technologies. Remotely sensed multispectral and thermal imagery can provide high...

Author(s)
Gómez-Candón, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 022, pp 1-10

Climatic variables can trigger physiological, biochemical, hematological, and hormonal alterations that influence the maintenance of homeothermy and can affect production and productivity in cattle. An understanding of pathways leading to resistance/tolerance in cattle is necessary, so that the...

Author(s)
McManus, C. M.; Faria, D. A.; Bem, A. de; Maranhão, A. Q.; Paiva, S. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 018, pp 1-12

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