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.
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:
- Incentives for change
- Education and training
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be further analysed by the LAMP – team.