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CAB Reviews

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

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The aim of this study was to examine breeding objectives and the impact of production systems and breed types on dairy cattle performance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). A total of 64 research studies published between 1980 and 2018 were used for qualitative analysis (qualitative synthesis) of...

Author(s)
Chawala, A. R.; Mwai, A. O.; Peters, A.; Banos, G.; Chagunda, G. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 007, pp 1-15
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The CABI African Soil Health Consortium (ASHC) aims to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through better access to practical information about integrated soil fertility management. The next phase focuses on two types of intermediaries to reach smallholder farmers: agro-dealers and...

Author(s)
Sones, K. R.; Oduor, G. I.; Watiti, J. W.; Romney, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 030, pp 1-6

Ongoing population increases put rising pressure on the production of food crops in low-income countries with relatively limited human, financial and material resources. Small-scale and subsistence farmers involved in food production in these areas have acquired over time know-how about farming on...

Author(s)
Bakker, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 005, pp 1-4

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), agriculture is responsible for 10-12% of total global anthropogenic emissions and almost a quarter of the continuing increase of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Not all forms of agriculture, however, have equivalent impacts on...

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Lin, B. B.; Chappell, M. J.; Vandermeer, J.; Smith, G.; Quintero, E.; Bezner-Kerr, R.; Griffith, D. M.; Ketcham, S.; Latta, S. C.; McMichael, P.; McGuire, K. L.; Nigh, R.; Rocheleau, D.; Soluri, J.; Perfecto, I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 020, pp 1-18

This article reviews the empirical literature on how farmers can access the modern agri-food chain in Central and Eastern Europe, with special emphasis on small-scale producers. We focus on two questions: on farmer-buyer relationships and the credit market imperfections. We briefly describe common...

Author(s)
Ferto, I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 063, pp 1-9

Land use change has become increasingly acknowledged as an important issue in terms of understanding the processes of global change. Hence, land use decision-making by smallholder communities in developing countries become a vital part of the broader comprehension of environmental and social change ...

Author(s)
Mertz, O.; Reenberg, A.; Bruun, T. B.; Birch-Thomsen, T.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 043, pp 11 pp.

This article addresses the subject of disseminating organic production methodologies for smallholders by considering the recent development of farmer-participatory approaches. In the absence of much experience with extension in organic production on bananas, farmer-participatory systems provides us ...

Author(s)
Williamson, S.; Vos, J.; Waage, J.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Organic-Research.com, 2002, 2, June, pp 1-4

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Maribona, R.; Brown, D.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1996, 8, 1, pp 13N-14N

The geographical entity of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania provides a convenient definition of East Africa and permits a common treatment of the literature on agricultural resource use within smallholder farming. The literature is generally more concerned with documenting the output effects of...

Author(s)
Doyle, C. J.
Citation
World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts, 1975, 17, 2, pp 659-666

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