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5 Sep 2022

Antimicrobial resistance. A tale of two worlds, or a global threat?

MIC assays for antimicrobial resistance

On The Boma, a podcast from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Arshnee Moodley, team leader of the ILRI-hosted CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub, talks about what action countries need to take against antimicrobial resistance to avert a grim future, and why each country needs a different plan. 

7 Jun 2022

New scoping review sheds light on antimicrobial resistance in global food crop value chains

Market near Khulungira Village, in central Malawi

A team of researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the International Livestock Research Institute, the University of Copenhagen, Royal Veterinary College and CABI carried out a systematic literature review to consolidate the current state of knowledge on antimicrobial resistance in food crop value chains globally. The review is published in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems (3 Feb 2022).

18 Nov 2021

ILRI and ICARS sign a collaborative agreement to address antimicrobial resistance in low-and middle-income countries

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) have signed a memorandum of collaboration to strengthen activities to address antimicrobial resistance in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Through this collaboration, at the CGIAR AMR Hub ICARS will build training capacity of LMIC partners in antimicrobial susceptibility testing, establish a state-of-the art centre of excellence for antimicrobial susceptibility testing and co-develop capacity for research through exchange programmes at ILRI. 

15 Oct 2021

Supply and delivery of antimicrobials in smallholder livestock productions system in Uganda

Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Makerere University, and Institute of Virology and Immunology have assessed the use of antimicrobials in smallholder livestock systems in Uganda. Their findings, which are published in the Journal of Frontiers in Veterinary Science show that antibiotics and anti-helminthics are readily available over-the-counter to livestock keepers in the country and antibiotics sales contribute a third of the profit for veterinary drug stockists.