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CAB Reviews

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

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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

The linking of climate projections and insect pest models is an important step for determining effective management and counter-measures. There is an urgent need to link pest models and climate change projections for a better understanding of the outcomes of climate change-inflicted variations in...

Author(s)
Choudhary, J. S.; Madhumita Kumari; Fand, B. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 055, pp 1-13

Disease is an important limitation on aquatic production, particularly for intensified aquaculture. Disease spread depends on behaviour of the pathogens on local scales and over short periods, their interaction with currents operating over many kilometres and days and the build-up of infection in...

Author(s)
Murray, A. G.; Salama, N. K. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 032, pp 1-11

The majority of Muslims only consume Halal food because they believe the consumption of such foods is a commandment from Allah (God). Whilst Halal food may be readily available in Muslim-majority countries, Muslims living in the West often encounter a great deal of difficulty in finding Halal food. ...

Author(s)
Fuseini, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 007, pp 1-7

Ovine footrot is detrimental to sheep health, welfare and production worldwide. Strategies for management of footrot have varied between countries and regions due to differences in climate, production systems and proportion of positive flocks. Recent research from Great Britain, where >90%...

Author(s)
Clifton, R.; Green, L. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 053, pp 1-9

The domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus) is a popular pet in many societies; however, the attitudes of people towards cats vary greatly among stakeholders. Today, cats fill roles as companions, competitors, hunters of small prey, and in some communities, perceived as a nuisance. There are both...

Author(s)
Siracusa, C.; Provoost, L. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 047, pp 1-6

Emerging plant pests and diseases are a threat to biodiversity, food security and sustainability. In Europe, recent plant health emergencies include European ash dieback (due to the ascomycete Hymenoscyphus fraxineus), the outbreak of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa on olive trees in Apulia, Italy ...

Author(s)
Pautasso, M.; Petter, F.; Rortais, A.; Roy, A. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 021, pp 1-16

E-commerce has emerged as a viable option for connecting agribusinesses and consumers within the food marketing system. The purpose of this review is to assess the current status and impact of e-commerce in the food marketing system. The review comprises issues related to adoption and use of...

Author(s)
Carpio, C. E.; Lange, K. Y.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 023, pp 1-8

Prion diseases are infectious neurodegenerative diseases associated with the misfolding, aggregation and deposition of host prion protein (PrP) in the brain. These diseases include scrapie in sheep, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle, chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and...

Author(s)
Barron, R. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 023, pp 1-10

Biochar has consistently been proposed for improving soil fertility by increasing nutrient and soil water availability. We critically reviewed the recent literature, focussing particularly on these agronomic aspects. We clarify the differences between biochar made from plant (plant-derived biochar, ...

Author(s)
Scott, H. L.; Ponsonby, D.; Atkinson, C. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 019, pp 1-19

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