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CAB Reviews

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

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The projected climate change, caused by emissions from fossil fuel combustion and land use change, may adversely impact the agronomic yields and aggravate food insecurity of small landholder farms. About 500 million small landholder farms have depleted and degraded soils, while having low soil...

Author(s)
Rattan Lal
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 009, pp 1-16

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

More than 90% of the global natural rubber production originates from monoculture plantations in tropical Asia, especially from countries forming the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Rubber cultivation is expected to further increase strongly in the near future, particularly at the expense of...

Author(s)
Häuser, I.; Martin, K.; Germer, J.; He, P.; Blagodatskiy, S.; Liu HongXi; Krauss, M.; Rajaona, A.; Shi Min; Langenberger, G.; Zhu ChaoDong; Cotter, M.; Stürz, S.; Waibel, H.; Steinmetz, H.; Wieprecht, S.; Ahlheim, M.; Aenis, T.; Cadisch, G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 027, pp 1-11

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...

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

Coffee genetic resources are being lost at a rapid pace, leading to loss of genetic diversity. Some of the threats contributing to the erosion of coffee genetic diversity include human population pressures, which lead to conversion of land to agriculture, deforestation and land degradation; low...

Author(s)
Krishnan, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 016, pp 1-9

As the US government in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 has mandated that 60.5 billion litres of advanced biofuels are to come from cellulosic sources in the near future, there is increasing need to produce high-yielding, well-adapted and renewable bioenergy crops. Moreover, the US ...

Author(s)
Voigt, T. B.; Lee, D. K.; Kling, G. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 015, pp 1-13

Impacts of oil palm plantation agriculture on biodiversity have proven severe, leading to increased human-wildlife conflict, homogenization of structurally and species diverse ecosystems, and destruction of habitat for globally threatened species. Growing international demand is likely to drive...

Author(s)
Yaap, B.; Struebig, M. J.; Paoli, G.; Koh LianPin
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 019, pp 1-11

This review documents the extent to which management of salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) on farms has a measurable impact on the health of wild salmon. The salmon louse is a persistent and often severe parasite of farmed salmon throughout the Northern Hemisphere. High farm densities in some...

Author(s)
Jones, S. R. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 048, pp 1-13

Eco-labelling of wood has developed at an increasing rate over the last few decades. This can be regarded as a response to consumers' demand for an intangible attribute of wooden products that certifies origin in sustainably managed forests. Eco-labelling is a way of solving information asymmetry...

Author(s)
Veisten, K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 070, pp 1-18

Farmed shrimp production and value continue to increase with Asia producing the global majority of shrimp and the USA, Japan and Europe being the main importers. Shrimp farming systems are very diverse in their management, size and impacts. There are many causes for mangrove loss but the conversion ...

Author(s)
Ashton, E. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 003, pp 12 pp.

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