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CAB Reviews

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

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Wheat (Tritcum aestivum L.) is an important cereal crop, consumed by over 2.5 billion people globally. The current demand for wheat in Malawi is estimated to be 200,000 tonnes/year with a projected growth in consumption of 3%-6% annually. We reviewed literature and databases on wheat production,...

Author(s)
Guwela, V. F.; Maliro, M. F. A.; Joy, E. J. M.; Tang, K.; Bokosi, J.; Hawkesford, M. J.; Broadley, M. R.; King, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 046, pp 1-16

Red rot of sugarcane was recorded more than 100 years before in Java, India, Argentina, USA and other countries, and it is one of the most devastating diseases of sugarcane. Since the cultivated sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) has failed across the countries, systematic inter-specific...

Author(s)
Viswanathan, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 023, pp 1-57

Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy and livelihood in South Asia. Of the many biotic stresses in agriculture, weeds pose a continuous threat and cause considerable yield losses in the major crops. In the past, ample human labour was available for weed management in South Asia....

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Anil Shrestha; Anwar, M. P.; Islam, A. K. M. M.; Gurung, T.; Suman Dhakal; Asif Tanveer; Javaid, M. M.; Mubashar Nadeem; Ikram, N. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 017, pp 1-14

The Global Program to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) was launched in year 2000 by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the goal set for elimination by 2020. Over half the global disease burden lies in the Southeast Asian region (SEAR). The preventive chemotherapy (PC) programme has been ...

Author(s)
Chandrasena, N. T. G. A.; Premaratna, R.; Mallawarachchi, C. H.; Gunaratna, D. G. A. M.; Silva, N. R. de
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 059, pp 1-15

Around the world nations have adopted the global leprosy strategy 2016-2020 developed by the world health organization to achieve the objective of a leprosy-free world. Despite the disease having been declared as eliminated from most developed nations and parts of the world, every year more than...

Author(s)
Rathod, S. P.; Chaudhary, R. G.; Arwinder Brar
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 056, pp 1-6

Vegetable production in Jamaica, and throughout the world, faces many diseases that affect the yield and the quality of the fresh harvest produce. However, some diseases are more predominant than others. The most observed diseases of vegetables are anthracnose, leaf spot, club root, downy mildew,...

Author(s)
Benkeblia, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 057, pp 1-7

In many countries, including the UK, water resources are under intense stress with recent droughts highlighting the risks to the security of supplies for different sectors including domestic water supply, industry, agriculture (including horticulture), power generation and the environment. A...

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Knox, J. W.; Kay, M. G.; Hess, T. M.; Holman, I. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 050, pp 1-16

Drought and heat stress are burning issues for agriculture in the climate change scenario due to which lower yield and production of crops have been projected. In this situation, sustainable production of food and fiber crops is a challenge. Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) is a major cash crop of...

Author(s)
Sami Ul-Allah; Muhammad Iqbal; Muhammad Naeem
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 043, pp 1-6

This review is a summary of a new catalog on the use of classical biological control of arthropods in North America since 1985. In this new catalog, we reviewed releases since 1985 of exotic parasitoids and predaceous insects for classical biocontrol of invasive insects in Canada, Mexico, the...

Author(s)
Driesche, R. van; Winston, R. L.; Duan, J. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 037, pp 1-9

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

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