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CAB Reviews

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

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The sub-Saharan Africa region has been affected by multifaceted interrelated challenges including climate change risks, environmental degradation, political crises, demographic, and food security. The region is geographically exposed to and heavily depends on heat stress-sensitive livelihood and...

Author(s)
Desalegn Yayeh Ayal
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 049, pp 1-9

The gut microbiota has been a subject of great interest in recent years because the composition and diversity are associated with the maintenance of piglets' health and welfare. This review aims to summarise the composition and diversity of piglet microbiome, the impact on health maintenance,...

Author(s)
Klein, D. R.; Schneider, L. I.; Silva, J. C. da; Rossi, C. A. R.; Oliveira, V. de
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 048, pp 1-8

Rice is the most important staple crop in the developing world and its productivity is critical for food security, development, and poverty elimination. Worldwide, approximately 900 million people from low-income households depend on rice. Ninety percent of the global rice is produced in Asia,...

Author(s)
Schmidt, S. M.; Luu, van T.; Buchholzer, M.; Arra, Y.; Frommer, W. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 047, pp 1-16

Wheat (Tritcum aestivum L.) is an important cereal crop, consumed by over 2.5 billion people globally. The current demand for wheat in Malawi is estimated to be 200,000 tonnes/year with a projected growth in consumption of 3%-6% annually. We reviewed literature and databases on wheat production,...

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Guwela, V. F.; Maliro, M. F. A.; Joy, E. J. M.; Tang, K.; Bokosi, J.; Hawkesford, M. J.; Broadley, M. R.; Broadley, M. R.; King, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 046, pp 1-16

Disease infection on crops has been increasing over the years, in line with the changing climate, which has provided a conducive environment for disease proliferation. Timely and up-to-date information on disease spread and its magnitude is a critical component of crop management. This study...

Author(s)
Mutanga, O.; Dhau, I.; Dube, T.; Adam, E.; Ayisi, K. K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 041, pp 1-8

Ocean-atmospheric phenomena (OAP) have been found to be associated with regional climate variability and, in turn, agricultural production. Previous research has shown that advance information on OAP and its climate implications could provide valuable opportunities to adjust agriculture practices....

Author(s)
Wang MingLu; Huang YuKai; Cheng Muxi; Sheng BingRu; McCarl, B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 043, pp 1-13

The growing world population has increased the demand for meat and milk products and has led to a rapid growth in the scale of cattle enterprises globally. As a result, livestock production would intensify even more with farmers aiming to maximize output per animal unit and it would lower the...

Author(s)
Azarpajouh, S.; Díaz, J. A. C.; Quan, S. B.; Taheri, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 045, pp 1-9

Cattle are a livelihood asset to smallholder farmers in Africa yet remain threatened by the effects of ticks and tick-borne diseases during production because they cause morbidity and premature death. The use of indigenous plants in tick control is a worldwide practice spanning thousands of years....

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Mvumi, B. M.; Nyahangare, E. T.; Eloff, J. N.; Belmain, S. R.; Stevenson, P. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 042, pp 1-17

The environment impact of livestock production is one of the most significant issues within agriculture. Global concerns over climate change, resource use, pollution and other environment indicators means that producers must implement practices and systems to reduce environmental impacts, yet this...

Author(s)
Capper, J. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 044, pp 1-12

Almost half of all countries in the world are effectively free of human deaths from dog-mediated rabies. But the disease still affects people in low- and middle-income countries, especially the rural poor, and children. Successful regional elimination of human rabies is attributable to advances in...

Author(s)
Changalucha, J.; Hampson, K.; Jaswant, G.; Lankester, F.; Yoder, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 039, pp 1-22

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