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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

There is increased interest and awareness in country and among donors of the importance of evidence-based policy change in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. While much is known about the technical and programmatic elements necessary to end hunger and undernutrition (including...

Author(s)
Hendriks, S. L.; Babu, S. C.; Haggblade, S.; Mkandawire, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 029, pp 1-14

Craw craw was first described almost 150 years ago. Since then considerable progress has been made in understanding the Onchocerca volvulus life cycle, its effects on the host (blindness, skin disease and epilepsy) and potential control measures. Early attempts were aimed at controlling the black...

Author(s)
Hopkins, A. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 021, pp 1-10

Poultry production is important in Nigeria and other developing economies, mainly because it provides much-needed employment and is crucial for food security. The Nigerian broiler production system is relatively disorganized and its structures are relatively undefined due to a dearth of...

Author(s)
Oloso, N. O.; Smith, P. W.; Adeyemo, I. A.; Odeokun, I. A.; Isola, T. O.; Fasanmi, O. G.; Fasina, F. O.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 020, pp 1-12

Humanity faces unprecedented, interlinked challenges to achieve sustainable development (e.g., climate change, food and nutrition insecurity, livelihoods vulnerability and poverty, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem degradation). Orphan crops (i.e., neglected and underutilized species) are put...

Author(s)
El-Bilali, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 030, pp 1-11

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

Agricultural activities, which basically involve the production of raw produce and subsequent value addition normally, generate substantial waste, which could be in solid, liquid or gaseous forms. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the disposal of these wastes, which come from a myriad of sources or...

Author(s)
Baiyeri, P. K.; Ugese, F. D.; Obalum, S. E.; Nwobodo, C. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 017, pp 1-28

Striga spp. is a major threat to cereal and legume production, putting the food security and economy of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa at severe risk. This is manifested in the fact that Striga spp. infestation can result in up to 90% loss of both cereal and legume production. A...

Author(s)
Mounde, L. G.; Anteyi, W. O.; Rasche, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 005, pp 1-17

Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle (=Mimosa invisa Mart.) (Mimosaceae) is a perennial weedy shrub of neotropical origin and a serious biotic threat in its invasive range. Despite its invasiveness and associated problems, there are surprisingly few reviews on this weed. This paper, therefore,...

Author(s)
Uyi, O.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 014, pp 1-8

This paper provides current information on the importance of cassava, characteristics of cassava farms, distribution of cassava mosaic disease (CMD), management practices and potential of resistant varieties to mitigate against the effects of CMD in Sierra Leone. There is a high prevalence of...

Author(s)
Samura, A. E.; Fomba, S. N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 027, pp 1-6

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