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CAB Reviews

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

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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

The low availability and quality of forage during the dry season are the main problems faced by livestock keepers in the tropics and subtropics. One way to alleviate the problems is through the utilization of banana wastes (pseudo-stem, leaf and fruit peel) as feed for ruminants. To generate...

Author(s)
Rusdy, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 044, pp 1-6

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

Yellow fever (YF) is an infectious disease caused by the YF virus (YFV) that, in its most severe form, is characterized by jaundice, fever, liver and renal failure, and neurologic and haemorrhagic manifestations. In the Americas, the virus has two well-established cycles of transmission: the wild...

Author(s)
Silveira, L. B.; Ferreira, N. N.; Branco, N. T. da C.; Fonseca, B. A. L. da
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 040, pp 1-7

Most studies on tropical forest dynamics focus on the processes of deforestation and forest degradation and its associated ecological impacts; comparatively little attention is given to the emergence of forest transitions. This review gives an overview of forest transitions in the tropics as...

Author(s)
Wiersum, K. F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 018, pp 1-14

Agroforestry can be used to improve the productivity of staple food crops by improving soil fertility and promoting agroecosystem function. The domestication of agroforestry trees producing marketable products then intensifies the agroforestry system and leads to marketing, trade and business...

Author(s)
Leakey, R. R. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 035, pp 1-3

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.

The literature on genotype × environment interaction (IGE) was reviewed and discussed in order to obtain an overview of its effects for breeding programmes in tropical conditions. The results from cattle were the example used, owing to the great number of references available. The evidence shows...

Author(s)
Menèndez Buxadera, A.; Mandonnet, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 026, pp 14 pp.

Parasitic, infectious and vector-borne diseases of humans and animals thrive in the typically hot and humid environment of the tropics. Many countries in these regions of the world remain underdeveloped with limited resources at their disposal to effectively combat the tremendous disease burdens...

Author(s)
Irwin, P.; Traub, R.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 010, pp 21 pp.

The negative effects of high temperatures on performance during sow lactation have been well documented. An increase in ambient temperature leads to a decrease in feed intake which in turn decreases milk production, increases the mobilization of body reserves and delays the return to oestrus of...

Author(s)
Renaudeau, D.; Gourdine, J. L.; Quiniou, N.; Noblet, J.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2005, 26, 1, pp 17N-22N

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