Last Saturday the Indian Donor and Knowledge Holders Meeting, sponsored by Natural Livestock Farming took place in Bangalore. The main purpose of the meeting was to crate an Indian Knowledge Application Platform for NLF. The mission was to achieve "One Health" (human, livestock and environment) based on natural products and holistic knowledge. See also article [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]