CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub
The CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub, led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), applies a One Health approach to support efforts in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to mitigate agriculture-associated antimicrobial resistance (AMR) risks. The Hub contributes to ILRI's Animal and Human Health program and leads the AMR component in the new One Health Research, Education and Outreach Centre for Africa (OHRECA).
In line with the CGIAR AMR strategy that recognizes the need for evidence linking AMR in agriculture and public health outcomes, the CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub supports development of evidence-based interventions that are locally relevant and applicable. Research on how to best implement and scale workable solutions is embedded in capacity development activities and supported through advocacy for enabling policies. These research pillars rest on effective transdisciplinary partnerships.
AMR is a silent pandemic that has mobilized scientists, international agencies, governmental institutions and relevant stakeholders to reduce imprudent antimicrobial use and reduce AMR transmission between different ecological niches. AMR is a complex biological issue but also requires the understanding of social, economic and political drivers. A key aim of the Hub is to convene different stakeholders and value chain actors to influence the AMR agenda by facilitating collaborations and new research partnerships, and enabling effective communication around agricultural-associated AMR.
The CGIAR is well positioned to address agriculture-related AMR risks and their implications for human health in LMICs. Through the CGIAR Research Programs Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (led by the International Food Policy Research Institute), Livestock (led by ILRI) and Fish (led by WorldFish) and involvement of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), researchers at CGIAR together with important international research partners, develop multi-sectorial activities to better understand, improve and design innovative strategies to tackle the AMR challenge in LMICs.