Livestock

Antimicrobial resistance putting sustainable development at risk – drivers, impacts, solutions

Photo by Fernan Federici via Flickr

Uncontrolled production and excessive use of antibiotics have significantly promoted the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) which has evolved into a global health risk during the past decades.

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

Livestock production in Sub-Saharan Africa: Prospects for exploiting resilient livestock genotypes in the light of climate change

This presentation was held by Okeyo, A. Mwai & J.M.K. Ojango at the international seminar 'Livestock Resources for Food Security in the Light of Climate Change' co-hosted by SIANI and SLU Global in Uppsala on the 11th of March 2016.

Towards identifying novel phenotypes in climate adapted livestock production

This presentation was held by Mizeck Chagunda/SRUC at the international seminar 'Livestock Resources for Food Security in the Light of Climate Change' co-hosted by SIANI and SLU Global in Uppsala on the 11th of March 2016. 

Water use in Global Dairy Farming Systems and lessons for breeding policies for dairy production

This presentation was held by N. Sultana & K.J. Peters at the interntional seminar 'Livestock Resources for FoodSIANI and SLU Global in Uppsala on the 11th of March 2016. Security in the Light of Climate Change' co-hosted by