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CAB Reviews

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

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With the impact of climate change becoming increasingly apparent, there have been calls for world leaders to take measures aimed at mitigating the potential effect on the environment of the rapid expansion in human population, urbanisation, deforestation, agricultural development, industrialisation ...

Author(s)
Fuseini, A.; Lever, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 026, pp 1-11

Seasonal and low forage availability and quality, shrinking of grassland area, and poor grassland management are the main causes of low soil fertility and animal production in tropical grasslands. One sustainable way to overcome the problems is through establishment of grass-legume intercropping in ...

Author(s)
Rusdy, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 021, pp 1-9

Current food production systems are major contributors to the environmental degradation that leads to climate change and biodiversity loss. Levels of production required for future food security cannot be met by further increases in inputs of non-renewable resources. The world's food crops must...

Author(s)
Hawes, C.; Iannetta, P. P. M.; Squire, G. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 005, pp 1-19

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

Sustainability may be defined in the most general terms as the ability to meet the needs of the present without diminishing opportunities for the future. It is also generally conceded that sustainability is multidimensional in that it depends on ecological, social and economic integrity - the three ...

Author(s)
Quendler, E.; Ikerd, J.; Driouech, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 011, pp 1-18

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...

Author(s)
Hendrickson, J. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 012, pp 1-11

Over the last century, livestock systems have undergone a progressive intensification process, which brought to light many environmental and agronomical issues, mainly related to manure management. An agroecological approach has also been advocated to develop more sustainable systems and ensure a...

Author(s)
Bona, D.; Iussig, G.; Silvestri, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 006, pp 1-12

Tropical forests worldwide are facing major challenges from climate change, land conversion and the use of unsustainable timber harvesting practices. With greater understanding of the negative consequences associated with destructive exploitation as seen over past centuries, as well as an...

Author(s)
Maennicke, G.; Griess, V. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 029, pp 1-10

The theme of the loss of biodiversity in recent years has become increasingly important as highlighted by the United Nations General Assembly which declared the 2011-2020 period as the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. In this context, the preservation and rational use of autochthonous cattle...

Author(s)
Curone, G.; Filipe, J.; Cremonesi, P.; Piccioli-Cappelli, F.; Trevisi, E.; Amadori, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 024, pp 1-11

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

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