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CAB Reviews

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

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Typhoidal and non-typhoidal salmonellosis have emerged as prominent causes of bloodstream infection in Africa with high fatalities up to 47%. The transmission routes of typhoidal and reservoir hosts of non-typhoidal Salmonella are not fully understood in Africa. Diverse challenges with in-country...

Author(s)
Oloso, N.; Fasina, F. O.; Fasanmi, O. G.; Heerden, H. van; Adesiyun, A. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 042, pp 1-11

Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) of Africa, Asia and Latin America bear a significant proportion of the global burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). LMICs are unable to respond appropriately to their NCD burden because of a complex blend of epidemiological, demographic, health ...

Author(s)
Aikins, A. de G.; Agyemang, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 027, pp 1-8

Despite being eradicated from Europe and probably the rest of the world, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) continues to plague sub-Saharan Africa affecting at least 25 countries, in particular Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Cameroon, Angola, Nigeria and Zambia. Evidence has shown that the...

Author(s)
Olorunshola, I. D.; Peters, A. R.; Scacchia, M.; Nicholas, R. A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 019, pp 1-7

Jatropha curcas is one of the major tropical biofuel crops in the Euphorbiaceae family. The species is an attractive candidate for biofuel production at industrial scale, for medicinal purposes and for halting desertification due to its adaptability to diverse environmental conditions. However,...

Author(s)
Maghuly, F.; Haas, B.; Laimer, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 008, pp 1-13

From 2003 to date (2015), confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 outbreaks in poultry and humans have been reported, however, certain quantitative parameters remain lacking. We obtained 846 reports of HPAI H5N1 outbreaks in poultry in Africa (2006-2015), and 844 reports in humans...

Author(s)
Fasanmi, O. G.; Laleye, A. T.; Fasina, F. O.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 004, pp 1-12

Botanic gardens and their functions and role in society have evolved over time. Originally established for study of medicinal plants in the mid-sixteenth century, they morphed into active sites for introduction, cultivation and dissemination of economically important crops during European expansion ...

Author(s)
Krishnan, S.; Novy, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 023, pp 1-10

Over the past decade, sustainable development has become a pivotal element of innovation in various areas. Industrial biotechnology - through its potential to reform our energy resources - is of specific interest given its controversial reception. With the ongoing shift from a fossil-fuel-based to...

Author(s)
Landeweerd, L.; Pierce, R.; Kinderlerer, J.; Osseweijer, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 027, pp 1-6

Visible genetic polymorphisms are very frequent in domesticated animal species. Historically, they were used very early on by breeders to create standardized breeds. If flocks or herds breed at random, polymorphic populations occur (usually variegated, because most of the viable visible alleles...

Author(s)
Lauvergne, J. J.; Millar, P.; Meutchièye, F.; Bouchel, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 060, pp 1-4

The pea leaf weevil, Sitona lineatus L. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae), is a significant pest of field pea (Pisum sativum L.) and broad bean (Vicia faba L.) crops throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and North America and it has recently become an established pest in the Canadian prairies. The geographical ...

Author(s)
Vankosky, M.; Dosdall, L. M.; Cárcamo, H. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 007, pp 1-18

Agriculture in Africa has been neglected by African governments and donor institutions for the last two decades. In the last few years there has been a resurgence in official commitment to the agricultural sector. For the vast majority of countries in Africa, agriculture will continue to be the...

Author(s)
Sundberg, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 005, pp 1-14

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