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Exploring why animal health practices are (not) adopted among smallholders in low and middle-income countries: a realist framework and scoping review protocol (2022)
Journal Article
Hidano, A., Holt, H., Durrance-Bagale, A., Tak, M., & Rudge, J. W. (in press). Exploring why animal health practices are (not) adopted among smallholders in low and middle-income countries: a realist framework and scoping review protocol. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 9, https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2022.915487

Background Improving livestock health is considered critical to address poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Modifications of livestock management practices is also increasingly recognized as an impor... Read More about Exploring why animal health practices are (not) adopted among smallholders in low and middle-income countries: a realist framework and scoping review protocol.

Planning and Food Sovereignty in Conflict Cities: Insights From Urban Growers in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir (2022)
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Raja, S., Parvaiz, A., Sanders, L., Judelsohn, A., Guru, S., Bhan, M., …Frimpong Boamah, E. (in press). Planning and Food Sovereignty in Conflict Cities: Insights From Urban Growers in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Journal of the American Planning Association, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/01944363.2022.2072370

Protracted political conflicts disrupt people's lives, including their ability to feed themselves. Urban planning, operating within the ambit of the state, impacts food systems in conflict cities. We examine the confluence of planning and political m... Read More about Planning and Food Sovereignty in Conflict Cities: Insights From Urban Growers in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.

A Practical Guide To The Design Implementation And Evaluation Stages Of Food Safety Nudges (2021)
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Hennessey, M., Unger, F., Sinh, D. X., Phuc, P. D., Tuan Hai, N. H., Thanh Huyen, L. T., …Hasler, B. (2021). A Practical Guide To The Design Implementation And Evaluation Stages Of Food Safety Nudges. Addis Ababa: International Livestock Research Institute

The field of nudge theory – influencing the way people make choices through subtle environmental change – has been used to improve healthy food choices, but to date has not been extensively applied to the livestock and food chain sector. In this... Read More about A Practical Guide To The Design Implementation And Evaluation Stages Of Food Safety Nudges.

A global media analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on chicken meat food systems: Key vulnerabilities and opportunities for building resilience (2021)
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Whatford, L., Chapot, L., Compston, P., Tak, M., Cuevas, S., Garza, M., …Haesler, B. (2021). A global media analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on chicken meat food systems: Key vulnerabilities and opportunities for building resilience. Sustainability, https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169435

Food systems are increasingly under threat, with climate, biological, economic or policy shocks and stressors occurring at an increasing frequency and scale. News articles published globally between December 2019 and April 2020 were collated and anal... Read More about A global media analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on chicken meat food systems: Key vulnerabilities and opportunities for building resilience.

Rearing experience with ramps improves specific learning and behaviour and welfare on a commercial laying farm (2021)
Journal Article
Nicol, C., Norman, K. I., Weeks, C. A., Tarlton, J. F., & Nicol, C. J. (2021). Rearing experience with ramps improves specific learning and behaviour and welfare on a commercial laying farm. Scientific Reports,

To access resources in commercial laying houses hens must move between levels with agility to avoid injury. This study considered whether providing ramps during rear improved the ability of birds to transition between levels. Twelve commercial flocks... Read More about Rearing experience with ramps improves specific learning and behaviour and welfare on a commercial laying farm.

The Impacts of Waterproof Insulated Jackets on Lamb Performance on a UK Lowland Farm (2021)
Journal Article
Collins, E. B., & Blackie, N. (2021). The Impacts of Waterproof Insulated Jackets on Lamb Performance on a UK Lowland Farm. Animals, 11(1), 217. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11010217

The majority of lamb losses occur within the first two weeks of life, with cold stress being a major cause of lamb morbidity and mortality. This study investigated the effect of insulating lamb jackets on newborn lambs. One hundred and four newborn l... Read More about The Impacts of Waterproof Insulated Jackets on Lamb Performance on a UK Lowland Farm.

Determinants of diarrhoeal diseases and height-for-age z-scores in children under five years of age in rural central Tanzania (2020)
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Kock, R. (2020). Determinants of diarrhoeal diseases and height-for-age z-scores in children under five years of age in rural central Tanzania. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, https://doi.org/10.15167/2421-4248/jpmh2020.61.3.1486

Introduction. Childhood diarrhoeal diseases and stunting are major health problems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Poor water supply, sanitation services and hygiene, frequently encountered in resource-poor settings, contribute to ch... Read More about Determinants of diarrhoeal diseases and height-for-age z-scores in children under five years of age in rural central Tanzania.