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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,...

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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

At its 10th meeting in 2010, the Conference of the Parties of the CBD adopted the 'Nagoya Protocol (NP) on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilisation' which entered into force on 12 October 2014. Currently, the NP has been adopted by...

Author(s)
Kiehn, M.; Fischer, F.; Smith, P. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 034,

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

Plant protection products (PPP) are regulated products that require authorization in the country where they are sold. Operator and reentry worker safety when handling pesticides is one of the safety considerations that must be addressed as part of the registration process. Personal protective...

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Shaw, A.; Briand, O.; Urtizberea, M.; Durand-Réville, J.; Bois-Marchand, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 025, pp 1-8

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

Climate change is expected to have far-reaching impacts on food security. Such impacts are likely to be higher in developing countries. This paper analyses the state of research on the nexus between climate change and food security in Burkina Faso. In particular, it sheds light on whether and how...

Author(s)
El-Bilali, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 009, pp 1-15

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 ...

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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...

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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

Many of the food and feed crops grown in the United States of America (USA) are genetically engineered (GE) varieties of plants. GE plants have been grown commercially in the USA since 1996. However, their usage is controversial for a variety of reasons. A major concern is the possibility of gene...

Author(s)
Klocko, A. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 055, pp 1-11

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