Dr Jonathan Wadsworth, a livestock scientist by training, has spent most of his career working to develop and disseminate innovative agricultural technologies in low and middle-income countries through vocational education and training, research, extension and technology transfer. He has designed and implemented agriculture for research development projects across the globe and as Senior Agricultural Research Advisor of DFID was closely engaged with CGIAR funding and reform. As Executive Secretary of the CGIAR Fund Council at the World Bank
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'About 28 million people could fall into extreme poverty by 2050 if high antimicrobial resistance is not addressed. 'Antimicrobial resistance occurs when medicines for controlling infections caused by germs such as bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites are no longer effective.
On the 21 and 22 of February 2019, more than 80 people from different national and international research organisations, government institutions, NGOs, and private sector joined the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) for the first partner event of the new Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Hub.
To tackle a growing problem of rising antimicrobial resistance in low- and middle-income countries, CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, is forming an international hub to help integrate and channel research and development efforts.
WorldFish is organising a second two-day high or policy level workshop entitled “Aquaculture and AMR – a one health challenge” will be held in Dhaka city, Bangladesh, February 2019. The workshop aims to disseminate and discuss relevant lessons from these projects and to develop priorities for future work and interventions.
In October 2018 the CGIAR research program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)and the CGIAR research program on Livestock, represented by the International Research Livestock Institute (ILRI), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), organised a joint 2-day workshop in Uganda.