Estimates from global bodies1 show that 20% of livestock production is lost due to animal disease. This is a reality faced by farmers around the globe that few are aware of. Ahead of World Food Day (16 October) awareness-raising activities, IFAH-Europe takes this opportunity to highlight the important role animal medicines play in the sustainable production of safe food with the aim of filling some knowledge gaps.
Parliament, held a debate today on the “Economic and social pillars of sustainable livestock production”. EU policy makers, scientists, as well as representatives from the European agricultural industry and the farming community agreed that political action is needed to incorporate the social and economic pillars of sustainability for a more innovative, climate-smart and competitive future for livestock farming.
On the 10th annual World Rabies Day, IFAH-Europe joins forces with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control to raise awareness on the need for continued rabies vaccination obligations in the EU and support for global eradication projects.
IFAH-Europe very much welcomes the High Level conclusions on AMR adopted at the UN General Assembly on 21st September and is confident that the key actions in place in Europe’s health policies will support the fight against antimicrobial resistance.