Animal health

Poultry Farmer Field Schools in Ghana and Kenya: farm biosecurity to reduce antimicrobial resistance

FAO is conducting a series of knowledge-rich webinars on a monthly basis as part of the PMP-TAB Community of Practice. These webinars cover a host of topics related to the progressive improvement of terrestrial animal biosecurity, involving speakers and participants from multiple disciplines and backgrounds.

This month, we showcase how FAO has been addressing antimicrobial resistance in agri-food systems through a modified Farmer Field School approach. The presentation covers research that led to the development of the initiative and highlight pilot results from Ghana and Kenya, emphasizing the role Farmer Field Schools can play in improving biosecurity on farms.

During the webinar we also introduce the FAO-PMP-TAB Community of Practice, including a live demonstration of the new platform in the FAO Virtual Learning Centre.

Mark Caudell, Antimicrobial Resistance Social Science Specialist, FAO Kenya
Daniel Toro, Community of Practice Specialist, FAO-HQ
Aashima Auplish, PMP-TAB Community of Practice coordinator, FAO-HQ