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CAB Reviews

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

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Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) meets about 30% of the global demand for sucrose while potato (Solanum tuberosum) is the world's fourth staple food crop contributing to a significant proportion of global food needs. As world population increases, increasing the yields of these crops sustainably is...

Author(s)
Mahmood, S. A.; Murdoch, A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 061, pp 1-12

This paper examines the different approaches traditionally used in agriculture for technology transfer in South Asia and other developing regions, and advocates an alternative approach namely that of the developmental farm model. It has been found to be successful in an Indian context, where...

Author(s)
Behera, U. K.; France, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 037, pp 1-7

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

Intra-family succession represents the preferential way of farm transfer. It consists in an extremely complex process that involves current farm holders and all potential heirs and that, at the same time, influences current and future management, as well as investment choices. Many authors have...

Author(s)
Bertoni, D.; Cavicchioli, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 043, pp 1-11

Drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is a challenge in the treatment and eradication of TB worldwide. Over the years, resistance to the treatment of TB emerged as a result of poor management of the disease. The benefits of rapid diagnosis for TB and drug resistance in patients are enormous,...

Author(s)
Kwaghe, A. V.; Ameh, J. A.; Ambali, A. G.; Kudi, C.; Kwaghe, V. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 003, pp 1-16

Poverty, livestock and food security are linked directly and indirectly. Insufficient capital to purchase enough food is a direct linkage, but even wealthy people can be poorly nourished if the nutritional quality of foods they consume is unbalanced. The most recent FAO State of Food Insecurity in...

Author(s)
Turk, J. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 033, pp 1-8

In recent years a growing amount of resources has been allocated for the advocacy and promotion of agricultural index insurance projects. Three factors motivated such actions: (i) agricultural production accounts for a large fraction of the economy in these countries, (ii) farmers' output largely...

Author(s)
Nicola, F. de
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 027, pp 1-9

This review analyses the potential of tourism to contribute to biodiversity conservation with particular reference to developing countries. In the last quarter of a century, there has been a global concern about the extent of biodiversity decline. Biodiversity decline is partly a result of the...

Author(s)
Mbaiwa, J. E.; Kolawole, O. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 010, pp 1-10

This review presents some main themes in the debates that are currently ongoing on the subject of distribution of benefits under new international policy on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), as represented in academic and 'grey' literature. After a brief...

Author(s)
Skutsch, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 020, pp 1-10

Poplars and willows provide society with ecosystem services. These include direct economic benefits such as wood, fibre, fuelwood and other forest products. They also include environmental benefits improving the lives of people, such as through rehabilitation of degraded land, restoration of forest ...

Author(s)
Richardson, J.; Isebrands, J. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 059, pp 1-3

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