A group of 11 World Bank officials working on food safety visited the organic Remeker farm in Lunteren, the Netherlands on Tuesday 10 November 2015. The group is visiting the Netherlands as part of a first ‘Learning journey on food safety’. The aim of the learning journey is to get state of-the-art insights from science and practice, have discussions with policy makers, interact with companies, visit stakeholder organizations and authorities involved in managing food safety in the Netherlands. […]
The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) honored Dr. Getachew Gebru Tegegn, our Ethiopian partner in the E-Motive Exchange project, for his meritorious contributions to the "PARIMA Pastoral Women's Collective Action Project in Ethiopia and Kenya.
As requested on the evaluation day at 4th October of the India/Uganda/Ethiopia/Dutch exchange in the Netherlands, more background information on organic dairy farming in the Netherlands so far. Hereby just a start. This document include an outline of the Dutch production situation, both organic and conventional, Dutch legislations and opportunities for conversion to organic farming, [...]
During a vibrant international event in the city council hall of the province of Overijssel in Zwolle, the Dutch platform 'Natuurlijke Veehouderij' and the international association for Natural Livestock Farming was launched on 1 October 2015. Farmers, veterinarians and dairy experts from India, Uganda, Ethiopia and Netherlands work together to minimize the use of antibiotics [...]
Towards milk production with minimal use of antibiotics and other chemicals With the increasing intensification of dairy farming worldwide, the use of antibiotics and other chemicals is growing. In this process the effect of excessive antibiotic use, in the form of Antibiotic/Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR), is causing international alarm. Antibiotic resistant microorganisms are causing human deaths, [...]
Green solutions for reducing antibiotics International collaboration to promote the use, validation and marketing of herbal products in dairy farming This symposium will highlight the current state of knowledge on the use of herbal products, as well as other green solutions, to reduce antibiotic use in dairy farming in the Netherlands, India, Ethiopia and Uganda. It [...]
Because of restrictions on the use of antibiotics, livestock farmers are increasingly resorting to herbal remedies, bacterial drinks and other natural products to make and keep their animals healthy. Although there might not always be hard medical evidence, farmers sometimes get spectacular results from natural remedies. Please read this article in Wageningen World.
Last Wednesday, 23 April 2015, a mixed delegation of Ethiopians, Ugandan and Dutch livestock professionals went to India in addition to the Exchange visit from a Dutch delegation to Africa in March. This visit, which is part of the E-motive program, is sequential to the exchange between India and the Netherlands last year, enhanced by [...]