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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads the global response to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the food and agriculture sectors. Its work in response to the many challenges of AMR is currently guided by the FAO Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2021–2025. This first report on FAO’s contribution to the global response to AMR outlines a wide range of activities undertaken by FAO at global, regional and country level. Read more

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A group of animal resource experts, with interest in the socio-economic development of Africa is proud to announce the launch of the Forum for African Animal Resources (FAAR).

FAAR is a think tank established to facilitate progressive transformation of animal resources in Africa into a modern, productive and thriving sector. Achieving this goal will require extensive open dialogue and engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders, including the scientific community, policy makers, national governments and communities, regional and global institutions, private sector, and development partners. FAAR is committed to fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among these stakeholders, with the aim of transforming animal resources in Africa into a thriving and sustainable industry accelerating wealth creation, economic growth, enhancing nutrition, health and food security, while preserving the environment and genetic diversity.

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The vast expanse of Africa's coastal regions harbours not only breath-taking beauty but also incredible potential for economic growth and environmental sustainability. The African Union Centre of Excellence in Fisheries and Aquaculture; the Centre for Coastal Management, University of Cape Coast is thrilled to announce the upcoming 3rd Conference on Fisheries and Coastal Environment, set to take place under the compelling theme " Inclusive Blue Economy in Africa: Towards Sustainable Transformation and Resilience of the Marine Environment." The conference will be held from 6th – 8th November 2023, at the Mensvic Grand Hotel, Accra, Ghana.

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Dear Stakeholders & Partners,

Attached below is an announcement from AU-IBAR's Acting Director, Dr. Nick Nwankpa, regarding Dr. Huyam Ahmed Mohammedelamin Salih's assumption of the position of Director. Dr. Salih assumes her position as Director of AU-IBAR on August 1, 2023.

English Announcement: https://app.box.com/s/24yh0zevu7fqm7bgbvefzm8xt1roystd

French Announcement: https://app.box.com/s/4w82655yl15gkv0ar7lv0muhemq61itp

 

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Source: AgriLinks

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United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service, USAID and African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) are working together to implement a multiyear project focused on creating standard methods and procedures in animal health (SMP-AH) with African countries. The essential goal is to stabilize the livelihoods of people who depend on selling their livestock by controlling livestock diseases that impinge on ability to trade the animals. The SMP-AH project utilizes the technical expertise from USDA and AU-IBAR to deliver training on a variety of topics, including disease surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory diagnostics, rapid response and large population disease control. Read More

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Source: James Wanzala, Standard Media

Africa’s lifeblood is largely dependent on livestock farming, providing livelihoods, food security, and income opportunities for its populace.

At the heart of recognising this immense potential was the African Union’s Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) that since 2017, embarked on a journey with the Sustainable Development of Livestock for Livelihoods in Africa (Live2Africa) project.

This transformative initiative was poised to revolutionise the livestock sector, fostering sustainable development and empowering communities across the continent. Live2Africa focused on addressing the key challenges faced by livestock farmers, improving productivity, enhancing market access, and promoting environmentally friendly practices.Read More

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By Dr. Simplice Nouala; Head of the Agriculture and Food Security Division at the African Union Commission

Global North perceptions of the livestock sector should not be imposed on poor countries that suffer from undernutrition.

As the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) proceeds in Egypt, few seem to be acknowledging that the elephant in the room is actually a cow. The livestock sector has faced global scrutiny for its contribution to climate change, but is reducing livestock production actually a fair, or even an honest, climate outcome? Read More

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Qualified universities and specialised knowledge-based institutions are invited to apply for consideration as African Union Centres of Excellence in the following disciplines:

  1. Aquatic ecology and biodiversity conservation; and,
  2. Management of Aquatic ecosystems, including Environmental Protection.

Access More information and apply by 31 October, 2022

 

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