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CAB Reviews

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

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Livestock are a crucial source of food, employment, and income for much of East Africa's rural population. The sector contributes substantially to export revenues, national GDPs, and thus the region's broader socioeconomic development. Livestock production and related value chains, can be the...

Author(s)
Opio, P.; Makkar, H. P. S.; Tibbo, M.; Ahmed, S.; Sebsibe, A.; Osman, A. M.; Olesambu, E.; Ferrand, C.; Munyua, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 044, pp 1-16

Infrequent supplementation (IS; i.e., feeding supplement to animals at frequency less than daily) as opposed to frequent (i.e., daily) could be used as a management tool to improve economic returns of extensive beef production systems by reducing costs associated with the delivery of supplement to...

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Al-Marashdeh, O.; Edwards, G. R.; Gregorini, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 034, pp 1-13

Integrated crop-livestock systems have been proposed as a method to sustainably intensify agricultural systems. However, it is important to understand what is known about these systems and where potential gaps are in our current knowledge. I reviewed over 116 different research and review articles...

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Hendrickson, J. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 012, pp 1-11
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Despite positive trajectories in global production during the last century, projected food demand and limits on our ability to further expand cropland now dictate an increase in food production by roughly 70% during the first half of the twenty-first century. Conventional systems of agriculture...

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Mitchell, J. P.; Reicosky, D. C.; Kueneman, E. A.; Fisher, J.; Beck, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 001, pp 1-25

The sustainable intensification of agriculture is a widely utilized research and policy concept that has been subject to an extensive body of scientific literature. A key aspect of the concept is its multi-dimensional and cross-disciplinary nature, and the need for cross-disciplinary research...

Author(s)
Grewer, U.; Rodriguez, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 060, pp 1-18

A major challenge for livestock farming systems (LFSs) is to reconcile production with the management of natural resources, especially biodiversity and ecosystem services. Based on a review of research conducted on grassland- and rangeland-based LFSs, this paper addresses this challenge by...

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Sabatier, R.; Durant, D.; Hazard, L.; Lauvie, A.; Lecrivain, E.; Magda, D.; Martel, G.; Roche, B.; Sainte Marie, C. de; Teillard, F.; Tichit, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 020, pp 1-13

The farming systems of the world have to meet multiple demands, e.g. supporting livelihood, conserving biodiversity, off-setting emissions and adapting to climate change. As a traditional way of farming in India, an integrated farming system (IFS) represents multiple crops (cereals, legumes, tree...

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Behera, U. K.; Amjath Babu; Kaechele, H.; France, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 019, pp 1-11

Despite the degree of environmental protection and economic feasibility offered by traditional poultry production systems, the practice of housing laying hens in cages has been widely criticized worldwide because of the public perception that caged housing systems provide poor welfare for laying...

Author(s)
Golden, J. B.; Arbona, D. V.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 050, pp 1-12

Ever since humans moved from simple hunting and gathering, man has contemplated how to produce food and fibre. Today with most western farms having large investments, careful consideration of the 'what, how and when' decisions embodied in a farming system is necessary. Among other objectives,...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 040, pp 1-7

Further progress towards improved food security and rural incomes and realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) requires a substantial increase in agricultural production, particularly of cereal crops such as maize, rice and wheat. During the four decades of experience with farming...

Author(s)
Dixon, J.; Hellin, J.; Li XiaoYun; Hyman, G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 060, pp 1-14

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