Entries by Carrie Robbins

Highlights from the IfA Conference

   IfA Conference: Meeting the challenge of reducing antibiotic use in food animals Highlights shared imperative to combat drug-resistant infections Some of the key factors on which reducing antibiotic use in farm animals depends are: – producing better data by which the problem is defined and progress measured; – help farmers understand and make changes […]

Antibiotics Reduction Conference Combines Ancient And Modern

The 18th century wisdom of Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) is being invoked to help address the 21st century problem of antibiotic resistant infections. In modern English, “Oh would some Power give us the gift, to see ourselves as others see us” encapsulates the value of having pressure group Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics address […]

VMD To Open IfA Antibiotic Conference

HM Government strategy for reducing antibiotic use in food animals: Veterinary Medicines Directorate to open Innovation for Agriculture antibiotic conference VMD director of operations Paul Green will give the key note opening address at Innovation for Agriculture’s antibiotic reduction conference on Tuesday 4th July 2017. As policy lead to the UK government on addressing antibiotic […]

Winner of the Soil Farmer of the Year 2017 announced

Richard Suddes, a mixed farmer from Durham, and Tim Parton, an arable farmer from Staffordshire have been awarded the 2017 Soil Farmer of the Year Award as joint winners. The competition, now in its second year is organised by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit (FCCT) and Innovation for Agriculture (IfA). The competition aims to find […]

Meeting The Challenge To Reduce Antibiotic Use In Food Animals

IfA Conference: Meeting The Challenge To Reduce Antibiotic Use In Food Animals Following the O’Neill report, action is needed to meet the challenge of reducing antibiotic use in food animals. There is a prediction of one human death due to antibiotic reistant infection every three seconds by 2050. Already, antibiotic resistant E.coli has been found […]