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Cover for Media and water, is the glass half full?

This paper deals with writing a story about water, e.g. the River Nile. It suggests that, to find a story, an interesting one, with a new angle, journalists need to be resourceful and attend relevant events related to water. They should then closely follow up news and analyses, especially in local...

Author(s)
Abdelmohsen, R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247954)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Brucellosis surveillance and control: a case for one health.

This chapter describes a One Health approach to Brucella melitensis, B. abortus and B. suis for epidemiological assessments, surveillance and laboratory capacity, cross-sector economics and practical control options in Central Asia and Sahelian Africa.

Author(s)
Schelling, E.; Kasymbekov, J.; Baljinnyam, Z.; Roth, F.; Dean, A.; Zinsstag, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242577)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The rapid incineration field test as an accurate, cost-effective and practical tool for estimating soil carbon in Africa.

Determining soil carbon levels is not an exact science; variability due to sampling technique and method of determination has been documented over the years. Current methods for soil carbon determination are expensive, energy intensive, time-consuming and use potentially hazardous chemicals. To...

Author(s)
Ackhurst, A.; Auerbach, R.; Louw, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Species overview.

In this chapter, a summary of the common name, scientific name, abbreviation, the normal weight range, the typical diet, and habitat, as well as reproductive details of the common raptors were presented. The species are arranged by continent, but it is very common for a species to be present in...

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246100)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Production system characterization and development.

The main objective of this chapter is to explain the different goat production systems, and how to identify major constraints and opportunities for achieving better productivity. The options and strategies for planning and implementing goat improvement projects and assessing goat production systems ...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Yams: origin and history.

Dioscorea spp. are found throughout the tropics, and different species of edible yams have been domesticated independently in America, Africa, Madagascar, South and South-east Asia, Australia and Melanesia. This chapter focuses on the domestication, discovery, and present geographical distribution...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Can cities from the global South be the drivers of sustainable food systems?

Urbanization has been associated with significant transformations in our society, with paramount influence in agriculture and the world food industry, and subsequently in consumers' diets. Arguably, the current food consumption trend is non-sustainable given the non-regenerative, and rather...

Author(s)
Fonseca, J. M.; Battersby, J.; Hualda, L. A. T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for In focus 2: tourism in Africa: is overtourism evident?

Examples are presented of popular destinations and sites in Africa, particularly in Kenya, where tourism is discernibly affecting quality of life and environmental sustainability. The solution to sustainable tourism in Africa is explored.

Author(s)
Kepher-Gona, J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399823)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Spread.

This chapter deals with how parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), with a humble origin in the neotropics, has ended up as a global weed with a pantropical distribution spreading across about 48 countries in the last five to six decades. The chapter specifically deals with the spread pathways...

Author(s)
Asad Shabbir; McConnachie, A.; Adkins, S. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of parthenium weed on human and animal health.

This chapter deals with various human and animal health impacts of pathenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus). Diseases caused by the weed include dermatitis, rhinitis, asthma and atopic dermatitis. The detrimental health effects of parthenium weed are attributed to the sesquiterpene lactones and in ...

Author(s)
Allan, S.; Shi BoYang; Adkins, S. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter

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