Stories tagged: AMR

Sylvia Natukunda: Combatting the AMR Crisis in the African Livestock Sector

In this guest post, Sylvia Natukunda, business & partnership manager and Wim Goris, network facilitator at AgriProFocus discuss steps needed to curb the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance in the livestock sector.

Antibiotics are crucial in human and animal health and yet growing levels of resistance to these drugs pose an increasingly serious threat to public health. One of the key contributing factors to such antimicrobial resistance is irresponsible use of antibiotics in the livestock sector.

AgriProFocus is a multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots that promotes farmer entrepreneurship as a contribution to food and nutrition security in developing countries. Food quality is a growing concern in many of these countries. But the awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance is still low. Continue reading

DEC122016
2nd International Symposium on Alternatives to Antibiotics

12th-15th December 2016

Paris, France

With antibiotic resistance identified as an urgent global health threat, there is a pressing need to review the advancements made since the 1st International Symposium on Alternatives to Antibiotics held in 2012. The Symposium will present promising research results and new technologies that provide alternatives to antibiotics for use in animal health and production, assess challenges associated with their commercialization and use, and provide actionable strategies to support their development. Read more >>