The Livestock Antimicrobial Partnership within the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock

Last changed: 25 February 2021
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The Livestock Antimicrobial Partnership (LAMP) is an action network that works with tackling microbial resistance by drawing on practical experience and knowledge from its partners in different parts of the world.

An action network for sustainable livestock

LAMP is an action network within the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL), which is a partnership that brings together different stakeholders in the livestock sector to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

In the Livestock sector FAO, OIE and the World Bank have all overarching activities relating to policies and regulations in order to curb the global emergence of antimicrobial resistance.  As a complement, the LAMP within the Global Agenda brings together different stakeholders in the livestock sector to tackle antimicorbial resistance by drawing on practical experience and knowledge from its partners in different parts of the world.Logotype for gasl, illustration.

Webinar 17 Nov 2020- Antimicrobials in livestock

LAMP, hosted by SLU Global, arranged a webinar about antimicrobial use and resistance in the livestock sector in low-income countries on 17 November. The webinar had some 250 registrants from all over the world and a group of very qualified experts from The World Bank, CGIAR, VSF, OIE, FAO and SLU shared their knowledge in six different sessions.

Several presentations pointed out the difference in challenges regarding curbing AMR in low-income countries compared with high-income countries; for instance, weak regulatory frameworks or lack of resources to enforce regulations. Also, the importance of comparable international data for both antimicrobial use and resistance in the livestock sector was emphasised. Some very interesting estimates on the economic cost of uncontained AMR emergence and the substantial economic benefits, and returns, in containing AMR were also presented.

Finally, one very illustrative presentation dealt with challenges and opportunities in trying to change our behavior when it comes using antimicrobials. To conclude, the discussions at the webinar provided an informed foundation for exploring ways towards a more medically rational and responsible use of antimicrobials in the livestock sector in low-income countries. 

Using antimicrobials prudent and effective

LAMP acts for achieving a prudent and effective use of antimicrobials by focusing on good practices within the areas of:

  1. Incentives for change
  2. Education and training
  3. Animal management and livestock husbandry systems

LAMP collects the good practices from different parts of the various livestock sectors and from different stakeholders, analyse and synthesise them before they are piloted or tested.

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Creating common ground for common good – addressing antimicrobial resistance by supporting healthy and productive livestock.

Template for good practices

Below you find the link to the “Template for good practises…” where you can describe your organisation’s endeavour to reduce antimicrobial use by supporting healthy and productive livestock. After filling in the template, please return it to lamp@slu.se and it will be further analysed by the LAMP – team.

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LAMP helps organisations across different sectors to coordinate their planning and actions under an One-Health approach. Photo: Ulf Magnusson, SLU.
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We collect the good practices from different parts of the various livestock sectors and analyse and synthesise them before they are tested. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU.
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LAMP addresses antimicrobial resistance by supporting healthy and productive livestock. Photo: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Template for good practices to reduce antimicrobial resistance by supporting healthy and productive livestock

Find the "Template for good practices to reduce antimicrobial resistance by supporting healthy and productive livestock" here.

Here, you can describe your organisation’s endeavour to reduce antimicrobial use by supporting healthy and productive livestock. After filling in the template, please return it to ulf.magnusson@slu.se and it will be further analysed by the LAMP – team.

Reports

Two international surveys of policies to fight antimicrobial resistance

The last years, two surveys have been conducted to map which policies are in place, and what measures are being taken, to fight antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in different parts of the world. The first survey was conducted by the European Commission (EC) in 2017 collecting information from 77 non-EU countries. The second survey was conducted in 2018 by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) with the aim to create a global repository of available guidelines in the field. The information in this second survey was gathered from 34 veterinary associations representing 57 countries. The repository contains over 100 guidelines, action plans and promotional material on prudent use of antimicrobials (AMs).

The reports from the two surveys show data from different geographical areas and the EC report also show differences between country income groups (as defined by the World Bank).

Both reports show similarities and differences in AMU and in dealing with the threat of AMR. Hopefully, they will contribute to strengthened national and international relationships on different levels to share experiences and knowledge in order to combat AMR in the future.

Links to the reports here:

The LAMP team is carefully monitoring these activities.

Good practices for responsible use of antibiotics



Good practices for responsible use of antibiotics - addressing antimicrobial resistance  by supporting healthy and productive
livestock (version 1.0)

Related Documents

Facts:

Livestock Antimicrobial Partnership, LAMP, is an Action Network within the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock and has its secretariat at SLU Global in Uppsala, Sweden.

On October 5th, 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted a UN Resolution on Antimicrobial Resistance. This political declaration calls upon WHO, FAO and OIE, other relevant UN agencies, development banks and international organisations and other relevant stakeholders across different sectors, to coordinate their planning and actions under a One-Health approach. LAMP contributes to this work by addressing antimicrobial resistance by healthy and productive livestock.


Contact

Ulf Magnusson, Professor
Department of Clinical Sciences, SLU
ulf.magnusson@slu.se,  +46(0)18-67 23 24

Page editor: cajsa.lithell@slu.se