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CAB Reviews

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

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Many studies on nutrition that include gender do not take it further than observing male-female differences. In this review, I use the concept in the sociological sense and I conceptualize nutrition as embedded in household food security and pertaining to (gendered) performances that require...

Author(s)
Niehof, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 023, pp 1-10

Sow-mortality rates in the US breeding herds have been increasing in recent years. Based on reports in the scientific literature, sow-mortality rates started increasing by the mid- to late-1990s. This reality continues to be documented through database evaluation and reports from herd managers and...

Author(s)
China Supakorn; Moeller, G.; Stock, J. D.; Johnson, A. K.; Stalder, K. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 026, pp 1-9
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Ash dieback, caused by the invasive fungal pathogen Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, has become a serious threat to ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) and ash-related ecosystems in Europe. The fast emergence and expansion of this new disease has called for an intensive investigation, which resulted in a large...

Author(s)
Enderle, R.; Stenlid, J.; Vasaitis, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 025, pp 1-12

In Nigeria, 19.9 million girls and women aged between 15 and 49 years underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) between 2004 and 2015, making it a red-flag nation in terms of the practice. The paper notes the issues of bodily, medical, sexual and psychological harm and disability associated with...

Author(s)
Owojuyigbe, M. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 014, pp 1-7

For decades, plant geneticists have attempted to link crop genes to phenotypes of interest. Advanced technologies in molecular biology, biochemistry and high-performance computing have provided unprecedented depth of knowledge about biological systems, and have accelerated molecular breeding and...

Author(s)
Challa, G. S.; Marshall-Colón, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 005, pp 1-17

The theme of the loss of biodiversity in recent years has become increasingly important as highlighted by the United Nations General Assembly which declared the 2011-2020 period as the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. In this context, the preservation and rational use of autochthonous cattle...

Author(s)
Curone, G.; Filipe, J.; Cremonesi, P.; Piccioli-Cappelli, F.; Trevisi, E.; Amadori, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 024, pp 1-11

Production diseases are a huge problem for high-yielding dairy cows, especially during the post-calving period when a negative energy balance is present and the animals are unable to achieve enough feed energy intake to match their high requests. Correct management of production diseases demands an ...

Author(s)
Filipe, J. F. S.; Riva, F.; Bani, P.; Trevisi, E.; Amadori, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 016, pp 1-12

The invasion of natural ecosystems by alien plant species is a serious environmental problem that threatens the productivity, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Chromolaena odorata is a weed native to tropical America and has become one of the world's worst alien invasive species in the Old...

Author(s)
Rusdy, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 009, pp 1-8

The use of species distribution models (SDM) is of increasing popularity when studying biological invasions, e.g. to assess the impact of climate change on invasive species, to prioritize conservation measures, or to study invasive evolutionary biology. SDM correlate known occurrences of species...

Author(s)
Srivastava, V.; Lafond, V.; Griess, V. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 020, pp 1-13

Innovations affect societies in various ways. For example, the latest innovations in cell phones and electronics are readily adopted without hesitation. However, many innovations regarding the breeding of plants, the production of food crops and the processing of food products, can be met with fear ...

Author(s)
Smyth, S. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 021, pp 1-6

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