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CAB Reviews

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

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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

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

Jamaica's national motto 'Out of Many, One People' reflects the country's multiracial past and the historic and ongoing influences that many cultures have had on the country's traditional knowledge systems (TKS) and traditional medicine (TM). This review explores Jamaican TKS and TM, from the...

Author(s)
Picking, D.; Delgoda, R.; Vandebroek, I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 045, pp 1-13

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

In Nigeria, 19.9 million girls and women aged between 15 and 49 years underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) between 2004 and 2015, making it a red-flag nation in terms of the practice. The paper notes the issues of bodily, medical, sexual and psychological harm and disability associated with...

Author(s)
Owojuyigbe, M. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 014, pp 1-7

Culicidae comprise an important group of two-winged flies (Diptera) known as mosquitoes. The first piece of information we acquire about a mosquito is its scientific name. Reasons why it is important and useful to have that piece of information are discussed. Names are interesting and informative....

Author(s)
Harbach, R. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 032, pp 1-3

This review provides an assessment of the evolution of hydrological modelling for Eastern Africa. We outline the historical development and perspectives considered as this region, like many regions around the world, sees increasing attention on how water resources can be sustainably developed. We...

Author(s)
Senkondo, W.; Tumbo, M.; Lyon, S. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 028, pp 1-26

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