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Cover for The epidemiological transition.

As people become more likely to live into old age, the main causes of illness and death within a population change. This is called "epidemiological transition". This chapter describes the 3 stages of epidemiological transition, and the 3 main disease groups responsible for human mortality. Group I...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutritional ecology: understanding the intersection of climate/environmental change, food systems and health.

This chapter addresses the intersection of climate/environmental change (CEC), food systems, nutrition and health. It presents the case for how an ecological approach can clarify the relationships of food systems and human nutritional status, and the role of the latter as both an input and outcome...

Author(s)
Raiten, D. J.; Combs, G. F.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter gives an introduction to the different application of reproductive technologies to farm animals. The changes occurring in agriculture are presented as well as the species under consideration. Consumer, social and ethical issues are discussed together with human health considerations....

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646022)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Control of postpartum ovarian activity.

This chapter deals with the control of postpartum ovarian activity in livestock and its applications. The factors influencing postpartum ovarian activity in cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs and horses are presented. Moreover, the development of control measures, strategies for inducing...

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646022)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Controlling parturition.

This chapter deals with parturition and its control. Highlights focused on the advantages, development, physiological aspects and endocrinology of controlling parturition in livestock.

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646022)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Towards long-term nutrition security: the role of agriculture in dietary diversity.

A major obstacle to securing investments in agriculture and food-based approaches for improving nutrition is providing proof of efficacy. Do food-based approaches lead to reductions in malnutrition? To answer this question we need to develop a credible evidence base that articulates the links in...

Author(s)
Thompson, B.; Meerman, J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Enhancing the performance of food-based strategies to improve micronutrient status and associated health outcomes in young children from poor-resource households in low-income countries: challenges and solutions.

Sustainable food-based micronutrient interventions are needed in poor-resource settings, where the prevalence of coexisting micronutrient deficiencies and infection is high, especially during childhood. Food-based interventions include fortification, dietary diversification and modification (DDM)...

Author(s)
Gibson, R. S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for The current nutritional status in China.

Based on data collected in China by the Food and Nutrition Surveillance System in 1990-2010, the National Survey on Fitness of Students in 1985, 2000 and 2005, and the 2002 National Nutrition And Health Survey, this chapter demonstrates the dramatic improvement in the nutrition of children under 5...

Author(s)
Chen ChunMing
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The Gender Informed Nutrition and Agriculture (GINA) alliance and the Nutrition Collaborative Research Support Program (NCRSP).

The US Agency for International Development's (USAID) Gender Informed Nutrition and Agriculture (GINA) Alliance, piloted in Uganda, Mozambique and Nigeria, has proven effective in reducing hunger and poverty. The programme employed a gender-focused, community-based approach to improving household...

Author(s)
Lewis, C. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agricultural interventions and nutrition: lessons from the past and new evidence.

Globally, many poor households rely on agriculture for their livelihoods, and this remains true even when livelihoods are diversified. Poor households are also most vulnerable to undernutrition, including lack of micronutrients. Over the last decades, a variety of organizations have aimed to...

Author(s)
Arimond, M.; Hawkes, C.; Ruel, M. T.; Sifri, Z.; Berti, P. R.; Leroy, J. L.; Low, J. W.; Brown, L. R.; Frongillo, E. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937140)
Type
Book chapter

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