Disseminating Innovative Solutions for Antibiotic Resistance Management

 

DISARM is a thematic network focusing on best practices established by innovative farms and research to reduce antibiotics resistance in livestock systems. Antibiotics resistance management is important for several reasons as the possibility to decrease effectiveness of antibiotics treating humans.

The uptake of on farm innovative practices could reduce antibiotics use and resistance development. DISARM wishes to disseminate those practices, less costly and most beneficial. This dissemination will be provided by the networking of various actors: farmers, vets, advisors, industries, researchers.

 

The DISARM approach

 

  • Establish a 600 members’ community to share, debate and diffuse best practices against antibiotic resistance
  • Produce 10 best practice guides, 100 best practice abstracts and 100 short videos explaining how farms adopted with success those strategies
  • Supported by 40 farms in 8 countries to develop health plans, with minimally 30 of them as case studies to demonstrate how to adopt those strategies
  • Run 80 events to diffuse best practices, organized by farmers or research centres and speak at 60 industry events
  • Deliver 3 annual reports on remaining challenges about this topic and make policy or research recommendations

 

DISARM in figures 

  • 3 years of project
  • 15 partners from 10 countries
  • 1 999 580 € of budget

 

Partners

 

  • ZLTO - NL
  • ILVO - BE
  • IFA - UK
  • Stichting Wageningen Research - NL
  • Gent University - BE
  • Fédération Internationale du Lait - BE
  • Nutrition Sciences NV - BE
  • LANDBRUG & FODEVARER F.M.B.A. - DK
  • Agricultural University of Athens - EL
  • USAMV Bucuresti - RO
  • ANPROGAPOR - ES
  • SC ANGST RO SRL - RO
  • LATVIJAS LAUKSAIMNIECIBAS UNIVERSITATE - LV
  • Comité des organisations professionnelles agricole de l’Union Européenne COPA - BE

 Press release

 

 

IDELE, IFIP and ITAVI participate to DISARM project along with Acta.