Livestock

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.

High milk yields in a harsh climate: Is it all about the genes?

Droughts, heat, erratic rainfall and floods can leave cows, sheep and goats with little to graze on. Changing climate will affect production of feed for livestock too. Harsh and extreme weather conditions can also reduce reproductive ability and undermine health of animals.

Use of Livestock Resources for Food Security in the Light of Climate Change

Livestock are essential for food and nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. They serve multiple purposes and are economically important, contributing 20–40% of agricultural gross domestic product (GDP) – in some countries, up to 80%.

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Antimicrobials in the livestock sector discussed at CFS event co-organized with SLU

Antimicrobial resistance in the livestock sector is an emerging global threat associated with extensive non-rational use of antimicrobials.

How to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance from Undermining Sustainable Development

From Declaration to Action:
How to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance from Undermining Sustainable Development